Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

Did you see the Meteor?

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Sunday 17 February 2019 - Sunday: Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High plus 5. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 6 overnight. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High plus 3. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 1. Tuesday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of snow. Low minus 3. Wednesday: Sunny. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 6. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 1. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    -0.4° C
    0.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.31 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    -0.4° C
    Heat Index
    -0.4° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.6° C
    UV
    0.6
    Solar
    143 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:30:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:51
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (95% full)
    Civil Set
    18:16
    Day Length
    12:33:12
    Day High
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.31 kPa @ 09:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.5km/h @ 04:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    174W/m2 @ 09:13 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.6 @ 09:12 Tdy.

Did you? I totally missed it but it sounds like if you were outside last night around 10:10PM you would have seen one heck of a lightshow.

(Note: the image in the post is just a generic image, not an image of the meteor last night).

Twitter and Facebook predictably exploded with sightings from Alberni, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver and even as far away as Kamloops!

If you saw it, consider submitting your report to this website.

http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.ca/

And please do post it in the comments here for folks to read. There are some pretty amazing accounts.

18AUG2014 derrik shanahan north vancouver b c canada 22 15 pm pacific time 2 or 3 sec s e to n w white fire ball brighter than moon apx 5 parts light up the sky then observed the fireball breaking up

18AUG2014 Charles Lamoureux Vancouver BC Canada 2210 3-4 seconds S-NW right to left if facing north Turquoise green and huge!! Lit up all of Vancouver in green sun Large flash and disappeared but had initial small fragments around it entering the atmosphere , very emerald green, fantastic and almost size of my fist Was stargazing and just missed recording it on film…darn!!

I have to echo that last one! Unfortunately I didn’t get it on my webcam. It sounds like it was further to the east than my camera was pointing. Oh well. Next time I will have a 360° camera set up and I’ll get it!

Should be a nice day today!