Experts confirm fireball over Toronto, eastern Ontario was meteor

Global News

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TORONTO – Western University astronomers have confirmed that the bright fireball many witnessed across Toronto and eastern Ontario Sunday afternoon was indeed a meteor.

Margaret Campbell-Brown, associate professor of physics and astronomy at Western University told Global News that the department received infrasound data on the meteor, shedding some light on the space debris.

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“We think that the object was about between half a metre to one metre in size,” Campbell-Brown said. “So it would have weighed a few hundred kilograms, maybe up to a metric tonne. So it was a reasonably large object.”

The meteor, which fell around 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, was not only seen, but was also heard — and felt.

“The kids were outside and heard it,” Jay Callaghan, who was in Peterborough at the time, told Global…

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