|Occurred : 7/7/2001 04:20 (Entered as : 07/07/01 04:20)
Reported: 7/9/2001 02:18
Location: Vancouver (Canada), BC
|Fireball Over Vancouver BC, Pacific Northwest.
I am a 28 year old professional Administrator. During the wee hours on Saturday morning July 7th approx 4:20 am, I was making overseas telephone calls and gazing out my east facing windows. I live on the 18th floor and have an unobstructed view of the mountains to the northeast, Burnaby City, and Mt. Baker. It was a clear crisp evening and I was looking directly out the window when I witnessed a huge fireball approx. 1/2 the size of the hay moon that evening. It streaked in an arch from south to northeast for approx 6/7 seconds appearing to be directly over Burnaby (Although probably farther past) Judging by the size and the intensity (Red/Orange with short trail) My first thought was that it might have hit either mid BC or into the rockies??? I was unable to get any information on it the next day and local news desks received nothing over their wires? I've asked just about every night-owl and insomniac I know and no one observed it. I'm quite certain this was not the Linear A2 commet due to its size and visibility. It was stunning!...Anyone??!!!
((NUFORC Note: No other reports from Vancouver. Local astronomers did not pick it up on their sky cameras on Gabriola Island or in Victoria. PD))