It is always worth admiring the night sky, since you may never know what you will see. If you are lucky, you might just see a fireball burning through the night sky!
Which is exactly what happened to observers in western Canada just a few days ago, as reported by Andy Barlett via SpaceWeather.com (as shown in his image, right).
And better still, it has been caught on video...
- Andy Barlett's video available as an AVI movie from at SpaceWeather.com, or as a YouTube video;
- Or the view from a police car (shown above);
- From a car park CCTV camera;
- Or from a fisheye lens;
Although such bright meteors are rare, I did see a fireball of a similar brightness myself, in December 1994. So it is always worth looking!