Steve Erickson and his boys have a pretty good view of the night sky. Tuesday, the daytime sky was pretty impressive, too.

As Erickson and his boys Colton, 11, and Cal, 9, were driving back to their home at Horse Mountain Ranch north of Wolcott Tuesday afternoon, they saw something - presumably a meteor - streak across the western sky.

"It was visible across probably a third of the sky, probably from Burns Hole to Muddy Pass," Steve said. "It looked like fireworks. When it separated, it had color to it."

The trail of smoke the meteor left then hung in the sky for several seconds after the thing had disintegrated.

"It was the biggest one I've ever seen," Colton said.

"It was better than seeing one at night," Cal said. "This didn't just streak across the sky and disappear." [...]