Bright green meteor streaks across Metro Vancouver's night skies

Dec 19 2017, 12:04 pm

There are numerous reports this evening that a large meteor was seen streaking over Metro Vancouver’s night skies.

Witnesses say it occurred at approximately 8:20 p.m. during dusk, streaking across the sky from an east to west trajectory towards the Pacific. The meteor burnt brightly green for approximately 3 seconds and had a low altitude.

The phenomena is also lighting up Twitter in Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver Island.

On August 18, a similar event happened, although it was much larger and brighter with scores of locals reporting that they saw a huge “fireball” flash turn the night skies of 10 p.m. into daytime. It also had a long tail and was followed by a large “boom” that sounded like an explosion.

The above photo is not a capture of tonight’s event but an example of what it might have looked like. If you have any photos of the event, please share them with us at tips[at]


Feature Image: NASA

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