Mary Dallimore was driving north along the Airport Parkway just before 6 a.m. after dropping her husband off at the airport when she saw it.
"There were no cars in front of me, no cars coming at me, no cars behind me and I had a clear view of the sky. It wasn't there and then it was there. It happened so fast. I saw this bright, bright, bright light go in an arc over the city, and then it just disappeared as fast as it came," Dallimore said by phone later Monday morning.
"I've never seen anything like it. It was brilliant and I hope to see something like that again."
Here's a longer video that appears to show a meteor soaring above #Ottawa-#Gatineau early this morning: https://t.co/JHIh5rMxp8 #ottnews pic.twitter.com/FFa1FCDxaP
— CBC Ottawa (@CBCOttawa) October 17, 2016