NUFORC Sighting 136975

Occurred: 2017-10-23 19:00 Local
Reported: 2017-10-24 23:10 Pacific
Duration: seconds
No of observers: 0

Location: La Manche (Canada), NL, Canada

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Left a trail

Straking fireball and green flash light up the sky

7pm on the evening of Monday, October 23, I was driving along Route 10 south of the capital St. John’s and all of a sudden the sky lit up with a greenish hue which I mistook for lightning.

When I arrived home I saw on social media that people all the way far west as Bonavista Bay, a radius of approximately 300km (175 miles), saw the sky light up green as well. Many others saw a fireball streaking throughout the sky. The local Canadian Broadcasting Corporation affiliate covered it as well and showed CCCT footage of a fireball flying over the city.

Of course one’s first thought is a meteor however there have been reports on social media that people in the surrounding rural area have seen glowing fluorescent cylinders quietly flying thru the sky in recent nights and around the time of the green flash and the fireball. It might only be natural phenomena but it is worth noting for sure.

Posted 2017-11-03

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