Fireballs!

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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...

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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!