Green fireball streaks over Washington and British Columbia

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A bright fireball streaked across the night sky over Washington, US and British Columbia, Canada at 04:55 UTC on February 19, 2018. The event lasted several seconds.

The American Meteor Society received 39 reports, mostly from Washington and several from British Columbia and Oregon. There were no reports of a sound associated with the event.

Witnesses said the object had green-turquoise color and an unusually long tail.

Fireball over Washington and British Columbia February 19, 2018 heatmap

Fireball over Washington and British Columbia February 19, 2018 – heatmap. Credit: AMS

Video courtesy L. Bricker

Featured image: Fireball over Washington and British Columbia February 19, 2018. Credit: L. Bricker

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