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Fireball spotted shooting across southern B.C. sky

A suspected meteor lit up the sky across southern British Columbia and Western Washington around 9:40 p.m. Thursday night.

Several people took to Twitter to report seeing a green meteor lighting up the night sky around the Fraser Valley.

A YouTube video recorded on a dashboard camera appears to have captured the bright meteor from the Lougheed Highway in Pitt Meadows.

The video shows a bright spot travelling in the sky, and then a sudden green flash, followed by a yellow flash a moment later.

People from as far as Victoria and West Kelowna reported similar sightings on the American Meteor Society website.

There is no confirmation yet on whether the sighting was a meteorite or other debris from space.



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