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Meteor fireball caught on film across Ontario sky

Meteor fireball caught on film across Ontario sky

Who saw this one?! Dashcam footage and all-sky cameras caught an amazing long-lived fireball meteor early Friday morning! It must have been seen by hundreds, if not thousands of people, though! Were you one of the lucky ones?

At around 6:45 a.m. EDT, Friday, October 7, a particularly resilient piece of space rock entered Earth’s atmosphere over Georgian Bay, and blazed a bright trail across the predawn sky.

Reports submitted to the American Meteor Society – 165 at last update – have come in from locations throughout southern Ontario, and as far away as Kalamazoo, MI, Columbus, OH, and around Syracuse, NY.

Peter Brown, a meteor scientist at the University of Western Ontario, found that the university’s network of all-sky cameras had captured a spectacular view of this meteor as it passed overhead.

Long-lived (10 sec), bright fireball over Georgian Bay last night – captured on many of @westernu meteor cameras. @westernuScience #fireball pic.twitter.com/voCTeUO0ao
 —  Peter Brown (@pgbrown) October 7, 2016

  Long-lived (10 sec), bright fireball over Georgian Bay last night – captured on many of @westernu meteor cameras. @westernuScience #fireball pic.twitter.com/voCTeUO0ao

    — Peter Brown (@pgbrown) October 7, 2016

Youtube user DrClockSmasher also caught this one, as he was riding his motorcycle through northeast Metro Detroit.
Source: Meteor fireball caught on film across Ontario sky

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