Fire in the SkyS


Fireball reported over Oregon skies

Some Oregonians from Bend to Portland reported a bright fireball flash across the northern sky Thursday night.


Meteor lights up the Thanksgiving sky

Seattle -- They say timing is everything. Boy, were we lucky.

Our Queen Anne Tower camera just happened to be rolling on air during KOMO 4 News at 5 a.m. and captured a meteor fireball streaking across the Seattle sky.

Just as anchor Mike Dardis was welcoming viewers back form a commercial break at 5:15, there went the shooting star right on cue.


UK: Fireball spotted over Worcester

A "fireball" was spotted over Worcester this evening. Joseph Smith, of Beaconhill Drive, St John's, had stepped outside for a cigarette at about 5.30pm when he saw a large ball of orange.

"It was the size of the moon," he said. "I've never seen anything like it. It looked like a fireball."

Mr Smith said the unidentified object looked to be over the racecourse direction.


Edmonton, Canada: Mysterious fireball lights up night sky

Numerous people living in Edmonton and surrounding areas are reporting seeing a meteorite-like fireball that lit up the sky.

It not been confirmed as a meteor by official sources, but many witnesses report seeing "bright orange flames" with a large tail that shot horizontally across the sky and then disappeared.

Others said it looked like horizontal lightning, where all the clouds in one huge swath were lit up.


Massive fireball lights up Canadian Prairie skies

It wasn't a bird, and it sure as heck wasn't a plane, but whatever was in the sky over western Canada on Thursday night was very exciting for the people who saw it.

In Edmonton and across the Prairies, hundreds of people reported seeing a bright flaming object light up the sky around 5:30 p.m. local time. It was variously described as green, yellow, purple or blue, and appeared as either an explosion or an object streaking through the sky.

Sightings came from across the Prairies; from as far south as Medicine Hat, Alta., to as far north as Beauval, Sask. - 600 kilometres from Edmonton.


Suspected Ohio plane crash may have been meteor

Authorities who spent four hours searching for a plane crash in northeast Ohio now think what people saw and heard may have been a meteor.


Indiana, US: Official says boom, shake not an earthquake

A spokesman with the U.S. Geological Society says a "boom and shake" felt in the Bloomfield area on Tuesday evening was not related to earthquake activity.

The Greene County Daily World received a call from a female caller about 6 p.m. Tuesday, who inquired if there were any reports of an earthquake in the area north Bloomfield. She said there was a boom and some shaking felt.


Arkansas, US: Loud booms in Fort Smith area may be due to meteors

Fort Smith - A loud boom sounding similar to an explosion rocked the quiet western Arkansas night. No police or fire responded to an accident scene though. So what did Northwest Arkansas and River Valley residents hear? 5NEWS investigated and found a logical explanation.

Not only did residents in our region hear the massive boom, one from Spiro and several from Beaver Lake reported seeing yellow and green flashes of light. A spokesman for NASA says he's not aware of what it was but didn't disagree with the theory that a meteor might be to blame.


US: Colorado Front Range meteor?

Unidentified bright light seen streaking across Front Range

Denver - Just before 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, viewers from across the Front Range began contacting the 9NEWS Information Center saying they had seen what they thought was a meteor.


New Zealand: Early morning explosion 'like a sonic boom'

Makaraka residents awoke with a start yesterday as a loud explosion rattled windows in the area.

Tony Walker said his first thought when he heard and felt the shock wave at about 6.10am was that something had hit his family's house.

"All our neighbours in Granny Tarr and Tory Street also thought something had hit their house. When I heard it I looked out the window and saw someone had a fire going and thought it may have been an aerosol can or something, but it sounded more like a sonic boom.