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Great balls of fire!

Very bright meteor seen

On Sunday, November 1 just as it was getting dark, I saw a very bright meteor that split into two pieces before breaking up after a couple of seconds.

I found a website to report it and saw that a number of people in the northeastern USA probably saw the same thing. The Taurid meteor shower has larger meteors but fewer of them than other meteor showers. They occur between Oct 20 and the end of Nov, with two peaks on November 5 and 12. Larger meteors are called fireballs.

Anita Payne

Note: seen near Black Lake area,  Lanark County

A Taurid fireball, streaks above Orion. Photo: Science@NASA/NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Howard Edin.

A Taurid fireball, streaks above Orion. Photo: Science@NASA/NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Howard Edin.