PERTH fireball – reports of meteor or space junk streaking over Perth.
Did you see it?
Thousands of people across Perth say they witnessed a massive fireball over the city tonight.
A bright streaking fireball was seen to the south-east of the city, around 7.50pm, according to reports on social media.
“We’ve got reports of a large #meteor flying over Perth,” Perth Observatory wrote.
“If you have any photos or videos please do send them to us,” Perth Observatory said on Twitter.
“The phone has been non stop here. It sound like it was a pretty awesome fireball,” they said.
Resident in towns east of Perth, including York, said they heard what sounded like a sonic-boom around the time the shooting star was seen.
Image from Curtin Uni ‘Fireballs in Sky Sky’ camera in Northham.
#FIREBALL OVER #PERTH! Our observatory in Northam caught this bright #meteor ?and our app has been going bonkers with #citsci reports! Recreate your sighting https://t.co/z4IQHPzDJg. It's not aliens, it's a space rock burning up in our atmosphere! #CurtinMedia #curtinict pic.twitter.com/GXnV0VXKQO
— Fireballs in the Sky (@FireballsSky) August 29, 2018
Video: Richard Bailiff @BailiffRichard captured the incident on dashcam video. “I’ve got dash cam footage just quickly of the phone. Taking going up greenmount hill,” he tweeted.
Video: Richard Bailiff @BailiffRichard of August 28 2018 meteor over Perth.
I’ve got dash cam footage just quickly of the phone. Taking going up greenmount hill pic.twitter.com/7lyLXilInt
— Richard Bailiff (@BailiffRichard) August 28, 2018
Just spoke to some Ambulance officers who saw the same thing. Appeared east of the freeway from Fiona Stanley hospital, I think.
— Rob Syme (@robsyme) August 28, 2018
“Massive fire ball/space junk/meteor falling in the Perth skies tonight…Scary!,” Sienna Smith said.
— Sienna Smith (@Sienna_Red) August 28, 2018
Saw the strangest flash of light fall across the sky on my way home; a fireball that was there for about two seconds then disappeared. ? Meteor? Aliens crash landing? Lol ? #Perth
— Jess Barratt (@jessb3) August 28, 2018
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