Many lucky people in the Pacific Northwest United States got the treat of a lifetime on Tuesday morning. A bright fireball blazed across the sky at 5:31 am near Portland, Oregon. Apparently the meteor was so bright, people saw it in Washington, Idaho, and even as far away as British Columbia (hey, why didn’t I see it?).
Here’s a surveillance video captured by a camera in Boise, Idaho.
I often get emails from people who saw a bright fireball in the sky. When I’m done seething with jealousy, I suggest they contact their appropriate meteor society (for example, the American Meteor Society in the US) and report the details. Scientists working in this field will thank you.
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So let me know, were you one of the lucky ones to see it? Post your story in the comments.