Sat. Oct 20th, 2018

Did you see the Meteor?

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - FOG ADVISORY , Port Alberni
    Issued: 4:19 PM PDT Friday 19 October 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 19 October 2018 - Friday night: Partly cloudy. Fog developing this evening. Low 6. Saturday: Fog dissipating in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. High 17. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Fog developing near midnight. Low plus 4. Sunday: Fog. High 20. Sunday night: Fog. Low 6. Monday: Fog. High 15. Monday night: Cloudy. Low 9. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High 14. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 9. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 13. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 8. Thursday: Rain. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.8° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.52 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    96 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    8.8° C
    Heat Index
    8.8° C
    Dewpoint
    8.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 3:10:00 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
    07:14
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (82% full)
    Civil Set
    18:52
    Day Length
    13:03:57
    Day High
    8.8° C @ 02:44 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.56 kPa @ 02:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.52 kPa @ 02:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.8° C @ 02:44 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.7km/h @ 01:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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!