A fireball was sighted speeding across the skies of the Metro Vancouver area late on March 16. This footage, filmed by Tammy Kwan, a staff writer for Vancouver weekly newspaper The Georgia Straight, shows the bright ball visible above a stretch of Lougheed Highway in Pitt Meadows, BC.
If you were outside or looking out the window in many parts of Metro Vancouver last night, you may have caught a little piece of the heavens falling.
The bright green streak was reported around 9:45 Thursday night.
One driver in Pitt Meadows managed to capture the spectacle with a dash cam as they drove down Lougheed Highway, and posted it to YouTube.
People reported seeing the streak across Metro Vancouver, Victoria, and as far south as Seattle and east as Spokanne.
It’s still not clear if it was an actual meteor, or a piece of space debris falling out of orbit.
Totally just saw a ball of fire across the sky! It was heading east. #meteor— Shawn Mullaly (@shawnmullaly) March 17, 2017
Just saw a mind blowing meteor to the south from Coquitlam #yvr burning green— Geoff Nelson (@geoffeweizen) March 17, 2017
Anyone see that meteor that shot eastwards ~10 minutes ago? Super bright.— Michael Anthony (@jetuser) March 17, 2017
I saw a big ball of LED-white light fall from the sky over PNW @ 2138. #meteor?— I'm Midori..or Ginny (@justaskkarend) March 17, 2017
Green meteor over Western WA = the leprechauns are coming. #StPatricksDay— Melanie - Hawkaholic (@seahawks12girl) March 17, 2017
@lizaCKNW980 spotted it heading west to east from Langley.— Shawn Mullaly (@shawnmullaly) March 17, 2017
Did anyone else in Seattle see the #meteor ?? I'm looking on twitter seeing people from here saw it and Vancouver! It had a green trail!— Misskyliee (@MissKyliee) March 17, 2017
Meteor fell right in front of me on my way home👽— Summer Rzepka (@Sheckler2142) March 17, 2017
Just watched a #meteor light up the Vancouver sky. Wow.— Dustin Lewis (@dustylew) March 17, 2017
Looked like it was over Surrey.
Gigantic flash in the western sky in Spokane just now… Saw what looked like debris falling… Meteor?— Lukens At Large (@Lukens_At_Large) March 17, 2017
With files from Paula Baker, Global News