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A falling meteor lit up into a mini fireball over the sky the GTA yesterday (VIDEOS)

Via @EarthCam on Twitter

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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.

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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!