Ontarians reported seeing a bright fireball on February 27, 2021. The event was captured by several meteor cameras belonging to the NASA All Sky Fireball Network and the Southern Ontario Meteor Network operated by Western University.
Those looking up at the night sky in Southwest Ontario on Friday night saw a ball of fire flying across the sky.
Peter Brown, professor and chair of the Department of Meteor Physics at the Western Institute for Earth and Space Exploration Canada, tweeted that the fireball was as bright as the moon and passed directly over Chatham, Ontario.
He said the event took place Friday at 10:07 pm and that the fireball ended 30 kilometers north of Lake St. Clair, near Fair Haven, Michigan.
Fireball as bright as full moon passed directly over Chatham, ON last night at 10:07 pm. Ended at 30 km height just N of Lake St. Claire near Fair Haven , MI. Fast (30 km/s) so very small or no meteorites likely. @amsmeteors @ScottWx_TWN #fireball 1/2 pic.twitter.com/AQkljeScsz
— Peter Brown (@pgbrown) February 27, 2021