If you happened to be walking outside in southern British Columbia Monday night, you may have been wowed by a bright fireball as it lit up the night sky.
The fireball – a bright meteor – was widely reported across social media just after 10:15 p.m. PDT.
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The American Meteor Society received numerous reports from Vancouver, Abbotsford, Langley, Nanaimo as well as other cities. Reports also came in from Washington.
One person who reported it on the AMS site wrote, “My wife and I both saw this fireball streak across the sky. We live in the middle of downtown Vancouver. I thought for sure it was on course to hit a building in the Coal Harbour area. We went for a walk in the direction we saw it fly but didn’t find anything.”
The meteor could have been part of the Perseid meteor shower that takes place from July 13 to Aug. 26.
Did you see it? If so, let us know! Also, report it to the American Meteor Society’s fireball report.
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