If you looked up and saw what appeared to be a fireball in Toronto’s skies last night wasn’t Santa making his way to the city, it was a meteor.
Many Torontonians saw the meteor in above Toronto around 9:15 pm on Thursday night, and there are up to 33 reports so far listed through the American Meteor Society.
Scott Sutherland of the Weather Network also tweeted about the meteor, sharing a video captured from the CN Tower’s camera, encouraging those who saw it to report it to the AMS. And Sutherland wasn’t the only one who tweeted about the fireball in the sky.
Hey #Toronto & Southern Ontario, did you see the #meteor #fireball that passed over the city around 9:15 tonight? Report it to the AMS, so we can get it in the fireball reports!https://t.co/pNpBaV4KqJ #SOnt pic.twitter.com/ayM2V0O7uw
— Scott Sutherland (🌦️🌩️🌀🌙🚀🛰️) (@ScottWx_TWN) November 29, 2018
Did anyone else see the meteor around 9:15 tonight around St.Clair and Victoria Park in Toronto? It was burning up fast but still looked like it had some mass before it fell behind some buildings. #meteor #Toronto
— Michael Morrow (@MTMorrow) November 29, 2018
Just saw a BIG beautiful meteor that was seen from Toronto to NC . Pretty cool 😁
— moon_makeupFX (@susiesweetthing) November 29, 2018
Meteor over Toronto tonight – very cool and seemed super close!! It was 9:15pm as we were at the intersection of Bathurst and Sheppard – noticed it had a bluish green tinge and then it fizzled out!!!@CTVNews @CTVToronto
— Jordana (@JordanaK) November 29, 2018
Bright Fireball above Toronto last night – 33 reports so far: https://t.co/0sKcNPT7ya – if you saw it please, report it here: https://t.co/qRilnZsyyF#fireball #Toronto #meteor #citizenscience pic.twitter.com/J4aJdDz8zY
— AMSMETEORS (@amsmeteors) November 29, 2018
And through the AMS, reports seem to be scattered around the GTA, from as north as Richmond Hill, all the way to Mississauga.
Did you catch this fireball?