A falling meteor lit up into a mini fireball over the sky the GTA yesterday (VIDEOS)
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it’s a meteor falling into the Earth’s atmosphere. If you witnessed a flash of bright light yesterday, you may have been looking at the basketball-sized object falling into the sky. Reports from all over the GTA, as well as a few in the States, said they saw what looked like a fireball up above.
According to scientists, a 10-centimetre meteor entered the Earth’s atmosphere at a 45-degree angle, travelling at a whopping 100,000 kilometres an hour. The point of entry is estimated to be about 50 kilometres north of Syracuse, New York, which is why so many people nearby got a glimpse of it.
A massive #fireball lit up the sky over parts of the United States and Canada earlier today. Check out this footage that was caught from our #EarthCam‘s in Toronto. Could it be a meteor?? 👀☄️ @TourCNTower pic.twitter.com/Qxdz168p0I
— EarthCam (@EarthCam) December 2, 2020
Saw a #meteor coming down in broad daylight in ST Thomas Ontario at about 12:07 today. #Garmin dash cam caught the bright light but not the flame trail….unfortunately. Right upper area through hydro poles. pic.twitter.com/MN0OXnRfiz — Steve P (@6402Retired) December 2, 2020
What are the chances!?
About 16 seconds in, top left corner☄️ pic.twitter.com/NPbEVlYoxD
— Robert Hackford (@Robert_Hackford) December 2, 2020
As with every surprising event, folks took to Twitter to share their pictures and videos. Although here in Toronto, most only saw a bright light or a flash, in New York some reported also hearing a loud boom. Freaky stuff, right?
So there you have it! If you missed the falling meteor yesterday, be sure to take a scroll through social media to see what it was all about. It’s not every day we see balls of fire in the sky!