Did you see that teal-coloured streak that lit up the night sky close to Prince George Monday night?
If it was fast and super-bright it could’ve been the fireball reported by six other people in BC that was seen at about 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to the American Meteor Society (AMS).
Some people from Prince George are talking about it on social media.
Were you one of them?
If you want to check out the report visit https://fireball.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/browse_events/2022 or if you want to add your sighting to the report visit https://fireball.amsmeteors.org/members/imo/report_intro.
There are meteor showers that are active right now and listed on the AMS Meteor Calendar.
A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate, or originate, from one point in the night sky called radiant. These meteors are caused by streams of cosmic debris called meteoroids entering Earth's atmosphere at extremely high speeds on parallel trajectories. The Meteor Data Center of the IAU lists over 900 suspected meteor showers of which about 100 are well established.
The meteor showers are the easiest to observe and provide the most activity. Particular attention should be noted to the time and moonlight conditions. All these showers are best seen after midnight. Some are not even visible until after midnight. Showers that peak with the moon’s phase greater than one half illuminated (first quarter to last quarter) will be affected by moonlight and difficult to observe.
There are three active meteor showers that can be seen right now so look up Prince George. You might just see some bright lights in the night sky that aren’t just the fireworks going off all over Prince George for Halloween.