Reported: 2008-03-06 08:43 Pacific
Duration: 15-20 seconds
No of observers: 1
Location: Toronto (Canada), ON, Canada
Characteristics: Left a trail, Changed Color, Aircraft nearby
Fireball seen falling and exploding over the northern horizon in downtown Toronto
At around 10:25 PM last night, Wednesday March 5, 2008, I saw from a North-facing window of my 9th Floor Toronto apartment (not true North but North of the city grid which is in reality North by Northwest), at 45 degrees up in the sky, a fireball that looked like a white flare, descending slowly towards the horizon, not in a straight line, and changing colour.
About halfway down, it exploded/expanded into a bikini-shapep red triangle with a lower yellow fringe for a fraction of second, then continued dropping as a white ball to the horizon, leaving a white trail in its path.
The whole thing lasted 15-20 seconds. There were numerous airplanes around in the North sky either approaching or leaving Toronto Pearson International Airport before, during and after the event.