Vancouver fireball? Yes, a large meteor exploded over Vancouver, on August 18 2014 at 10:15 p.m.
According to numerous witness reports, a bright object and its giant tail was visible striking in the sky over Vancouver, Canada. This fall was accompanied by a sonic boom!
The event occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m., and Vancouverites who witnessed it quickly took to Twitter to share their experiences.
Here are some interesting tweets about this Vancouver meteor:
- It’s not every night #vancouver is treated to a spectacular #meteor streaking across the sky. Followed by a ‘boom’. Truly AWESOME sight!!!
- it wasn’t a comet we saw & heard!
- Did anyone else catch the giant meteor? I thought it was lightning!
- Crazy bright #meteor over #Vancouver. Lit up the whole backyard! Broke apart heading north west. Sonic boom a bit later.
Witnesses say it was so bright to the point that the entire sky and ground lit up from its illumination. The meteor was green in colour and traveled from south to north.
A boom could be heard seconds after it passed, which could indicate that a large meteor disintegrated in mid-air or made contact with land. It is well known that meteors go sonic.
The phenomenon could be related to the highly active Perseid Meteor Shower, which peaked from August 11 to 13, 2014.