June 6, 2020

Did you see the Meteor?

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Saturday 06 June 2020 - Saturday: Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers late this morning and this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. High 15. UV index 5 or moderate. Saturday night: Partly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low 6. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 20. UV index 7 or high. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 10. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15. Monday night: Rain. Low 8. Tuesday: Rain. High 18. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 11. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 17. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 18. Thursday night: Cloudy. Low 11. Friday: Cloudy. High 18.

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!