If you were out in the yard last evening looking at the “Supermoon” – which was supposed to be at its most impressive at 9:24pm – you might have come back inside *just* before a giant fireball added to the show.
Fireballs are one of those holy grail celestial events, both stunningly dramatic and brilliant, but also incredibly short-lived. You just have to be in the right place at the right time.
The fireball was seen about 9:30 p.m. in a wide area across Manitoba, Minnesota, and northwestern Ontario. If you saw this object, reports are being collected and analysed at www.imo.net (click on the “Report a Fireball” button at the top of the page).
The Manitoba Planetarium is asking you to check your security camera footage to see if it caught the event. Keep in mind that even if your camera does not point at the sky, it may have recorded the flash and shadows cast by objects on the ground. If you have footage, you’re asked to contact Scott Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full story is HERE.
This is still the most incredible fireball footage any of us are ever likely to see. Russia. February 15, 2013. Mind-boggling.