A plane? A rocket? Superman?
No, it was actually a suspected fireball that lit up Metro Vancouver skies tonight.
At 9:40 p.m., a sizeable meteor (a small body of matter from outer space that burns and glows brightly as it enters Earth’s atmosphere) was witnessed by several drivers on Lougheed Highway.
Twitter users from other Vancouver areas and Seattle, Washington, also reported sightings of the bright meteor.
Just watched a #meteor light up the Vancouver sky. Wow.— Dustin Lewis (@dustylew) March 17, 2017
Looked like it was over Surrey.
Did anyone else in Seattle see the #meteor ?? I'm looking on twitter seeing people from here saw it and Vancouver! It had a green trail!— Misskyliee (@MissKyliee) March 17, 2017
#wameteor was somewhere between Seattle and Spokane, massive and highly vertical from Seattle perspective— David (@boxcardavid) March 17, 2017
There are reports from Spokane, Vancouver and Victoria. Hope it's not a plane accident and there's no casualties. #meteor— Kousuke Ariga (@arigaten) March 17, 2017
Footage of the meteor was caught on my dash cam as I was driving home. Drivers on the road stepped on their brakes as the sky suddenly flashed green and then pale yellow.
Take a look at the video below for a glimpse of the shooting star.
No official organization has confirmed whether or not this sighting was a meteor or debris from space.