Some residents out and about in Metro Vancouver last night caught a bright green streak in the sky that appeared to be a meteor.
A dash cam video uploaded to YouTube by Tammy Kwan shows the phenomenon happening at approximately 9:40 pm. Kwan said she was driving on Lougheed Highway in Pitt Meadows when she saw the “huge meteor” right in front of her eyes.
The video shows the meteor burning brightly through the atmosphere before burning up.
The fireball was also spotted in other areas across southern British Columbia and Western Washington. A number of individuals took to Twitter after spotting the phenomenon.
There are reports from Spokane, Vancouver and Victoria. Hope it’s not a plane accident and there’s no casualties. #meteor
— Kousuke Ariga (@arigaten) March 17, 2017
Just watched a #meteor light up the Vancouver sky. Wow.
Looked like it was over Surrey.
— Dustin Lewis (@dustylew) March 17, 2017
Just saw a mind blowing meteor to the south from Coquitlam #yvr burning green
— Geoff Nelson (@geoffeweizen) March 17, 2017
Green meteor over Western WA = the leprechauns are coming. #StPatricksDay
— Melanie – Hawkaholic (@seahawks12girl) March 17, 2017
Crazy meteor flash near Vancouver landing #united
— Allan Larson (@allanlarson) March 17, 2017
Did anyone else in Seattle see the #meteor ?? I’m looking on twitter seeing people from here saw it and Vancouver! It had a green trail!
— Misskyliee (@MissKyliee) March 17, 2017
Apparently folks as far apart as Victoria, BC, Penticton and even Montana are reporting seeing a massive #meteor in the past few minutes.
— Wanderer-er (@siennagee) March 17, 2017