Another fiery object was seen falling in the sky near Sudbury during the weekend.

Susan Stone and her 13-year-old daughter, Taylor, spotted what they think was a fireball at about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday.

"My first thought was it was a meteorite or a plane going down. The colours were just amazing," Susan said.

"I'm quite sure, actually, that it was a fireball because there was a trail and it was very vivid."

Last week, Science North fielded about a dozen calls from residents who saw fiery objects in the sky at about 1:30 p.m. on March 10.

Susan and Taylor were driving to Sudbury after a hockey tournament in Sault Ste. Marie early Sunday when they saw a flaming ball.

Susan, who lives in Ottawa, and Taylor, who lives in Sudbury, had just passed Webbwood when they saw the ball of light.

"I've never seen anything like it," said Susan, adding it was off to the left of the road, which would put it northeast of Webbwood.

"There was kind of like a tail hanging behind it. It was all different colours. It was really bright and vibrant," said Taylor, a student at R.L. Beattie.

Taylor saw colours such as navy blue, violet, lime green, red, yellow, orange and aqua blue. The tail was more colourful than the body itself, she said.

"It lasted for about five or 10 seconds. It wasn't just going straight across, it was going downwards," Taylor said.

They called Science North on Sunday to ask where they should report the sighting. They were told to fill out an online form for the Canadian Fireball Network, which they did.

The sightings on March 10 were reported near Sudbury, Massey, Hagar, Highway 69 North and North Bay.

Witnesses described objects as bright blue, green, red or yellow.

Ontario Provincial Police also received several reports of fiery objects falling from the sky on the afternoon of March 10. Reports came in from Kapuskasing to Parry Sound. Some even reported seeing the objects hit the ground.

According to the American Meteor Society, a fireball is another term for a bright meteor. They are brighter than magnitude -3, which is about the same magnitude of Venus in the morning or evening sky.

The society says several thousand meteors of fireball magnitude occur in the Earth's atmosphere each day.

The vast majority, however, occur over oceans and uninhabited regions and many are masked by daylight.

The brighter fireballs are also not as common, the society says.