A meteorite burning across the ­Mallee sky last Friday night has spotters talking.

Wollongong-based amateur astronomer David Finlay said the "massive" fireball was seen about 11.05pm on January 13.

"From Melbourne and Shepparton, this meteor appeared low to the ground to the north-west, but I suspect it may have been very close to the Mildura area," Mr Finlay said.

"It split into several pieces in the end and a team from Monash University and I are trying to track it down."