Dozens see fireball flash over Northwest

Oct 31, 2013

Dozens of people reported seeing a fireball flash across Northwest skies at about 6 a.m. Wednesday, moving east to west.

Robert Lunsford of the American Meteor Society told the Statesman Journal it had 165 reports from sky watchers in the Northwest and Canada.

Mostly clear skies made it more visible at a time when people where heading to work or school.

Dick Pugh of Portland State University told KGW that the apparently was a small piece of an burning up in the atmosphere.

Explore further: Student to live in simulated space habitat

5 /5 (1 vote)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

NASA: Flash reports consistent with single meteor

Mar 23, 2013

(AP)—Reports of a flash of light that streaked across the sky over the U.S. East Coast appeared to be a "single meteor event," the U.S. space agency said. Residents from New York City to Washington and ...

Bright streak of light reported over California

Feb 17, 2013

(AP)—Hours after a meteor exploded over Russia and injured more than 1,000 people and an asteroid passed relatively close to Earth, residents in California reported seeing an unusual flash of light over the San Francisco ...

Perseid fireballs

Jul 30, 2013

In astronomy, there's nothing quite like a bright meteor streaking across the glittering canopy of a moonless night sky. The unexpected flash of light adds a dash of magic to an ordinary walk under the stars.

Recommended for you

Student to live in simulated space habitat

1 hour ago

A Purdue University industrial engineering doctoral student is among six "crew members" spending the next eight months in a domed habitat on a volcanic landscape mimicking life on a Martian outpost.

The wake-up call that sent hearts racing

4 hours ago

"But as the minutes ticked by, the relaxed attitude of many of us began to dissolve into apprehension. Our levels of adrenaline and worry began to rise."

US-India to collaborate on Mars exploration

13 hours ago

The United States and India, fresh from sending their own respective spacecraft into Mars' orbit earlier this month, on Tuesday agreed to cooperate on future exploration of the Red Planet.

Swift mission observes mega flares from a mini star

14 hours ago

On April 23, NASA's Swift satellite detected the strongest, hottest, and longest-lasting sequence of stellar flares ever seen from a nearby red dwarf star. The initial blast from this record-setting series ...

Sandblasting winds shift Mars' landscape

18 hours ago

High winds are a near-daily force on the surface of Mars, carving out a landscape of shifting dunes and posing a challenge to exploration, scientists said Tuesday.

PanSTARRS K1, the comet that keeps going

21 hours ago

Thank you K1 PanSTARRS for hanging in there! Some comets crumble and fade away. Others linger a few months and move on. But after looping across the night sky for more than a year, this one is nowhere near ...

User comments : 0