An amazing meteor was seen across the northwest of America, floating in the sky as it happened. On October 23, the meteorite collided with the Earth’s atmosphere, with dozens of people watching in Canada and the United States. Eyewitnesses were shocked to see the scene, with some claiming it was the largest and brightest fireball ever seen among them.
When the rocks of small space sink towards our planet, the images show a bright stream of light illuminated in the night sky.
Americans and Canadians went to the International Meteorological Organization (IMO) to report what they saw.
Claire said: “It was spectacular for me. I’ve seen a lot of shooting stars in my life. It was a lot bigger / closer.”
Roy told IMO: “It was really great to see the brightest / longest ‘shooting star I’ve ever seen.”
Sue described her experience: “I was driving north across the Astoria-Magellar Bridge from OR to WA when I saw it.
“At first my mind went to the ‘helicopter’ … but it went very fast and at a steep angle.
“The light blue color was flatter and thinner than the round, although there was no truly understandable tail, but there could be some.
“I just said, ‘Oh! What was that !?’ To my cat. “
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The IMO said: “Fireballs are meteors that look brighter than normal.
Due to the speed at which they hit the Earth’s atmosphere, pieces larger than one millimeter have the ability to create a bright flash as they flow through the sky above.
“These are the bright meteors we call fireballs and they often express fear and surprise for their witnesses.”
When a meteorite struck Chelyabinsk in 2013, it was probably the most famous fire game in modern history.
The blast by the 20-meter meteorite was so powerful that it shattered windows across the city and injured more than a thousand people.