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.
“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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