Meteor falling in Western AustraliaA huge ball of light and fire filled the night sky as a meteor streaked toward Earth.

Residents in Perth, Australia, saw the spectacular light show Saturday night. The meteor left a bright tail in its wake.

Karun Cowper, who was enjoying a meal with his family at Halls Head, caught the meteor on his video camera.

Karun Cowper: "We got a bit excited, turned around and there was this spectacular, absolutely amazing thing flying across the sky."

Astronomer Rick Tonello said the meteor was probably no bigger than half the size of a Volkswagen car and may have been as small as a carton of beer.

The bright light was followed by a thundering sonic boom that shook buildings as the meteor continued traveling through the atmosphere.