There is no doubt that Friday night’s meteor event was a spectacular one, just from the hundreds of people relaying their personal experiences here and through emails. Astronomers will be interested in using these eyewitness reports from across the region to triangulate the direction the meteor was heading and figure our where, if any, fragments may have landed.
From many of the accounts received here the ball of light did appear to break up into sparkling pieces before fizzling out. So there is good reason to think that pieces may have rained down across one specific locale. The question is where?
The search continues for good photos and videos of the meteor itself. In past events like these security cameras, like in parking lots for instance, may have recorded something. Also police car dashcams can make amazing records of fireballs like this one. Check out this video made last year in November 20, 2008 from a cop car in Edmonton, Alberta. It would be wonderful to get footage like this from Friday’s event.
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