In early December 8, residents across northeastern America and southeastern Canada were shocked to see a ball of fire enter the sky. The blast was so bright, some eyewitnesses were convinced it had landed. Again some said that they have witnessed before that it is the most spectacular shooting star.
Video footage from a dash-cam shows a lot of light scattering in the night sky
About 150 people went to the International Meteorological Organization (IMO) a few hours after the incident to report their observations.
Eddie tells IMO: “I’ve seen a lot of shooting stars! It’s a really bright light and it was felt in the sky for a long time.
“I lost it on the horizon and really thought to myself that it landed somewhere. Really bright and really big!”
James added: “One of the brightest events we’ve seen is Very, very wide, very intense orange.”
Craig wrote on the IMO website: “The flash was amazing.
“The period was long enough for my wife to rotate 180 degrees and observe the bright white fire balls and the glittering orange tail. Spectacular.
“Probably blessed once in a lifetime of seeing and experiencing
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The IMO said: “Fireballs are meteors that look brighter than normal.
“The speed at which they hit the Earth’s atmosphere, pieces larger than a 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.”