- ‘Meteor’ Lights Up Sky Over Perth, Causing Sonic Booms that Rattled Houses
by James Carmody, http://www.abc.net.au/news/
The sky above Perth and the surrounding area was lit up overnight by a fireball that is believed to have been a meteor entering the atmosphere.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services started receiving calls at 7:40pm from people who said they had seen a fireball streak across the sky. More than one concerned caller suggested it could be a UFO while others were more concerned the flash could start a fire. The Perth Observatory was sent dozens of videos taken from CCTV cameras and dash cams which captured the phenomenon.
‘They were thinking the sky was falling’
Social media was inundated with reports from people in the Avon Valley region who said they thought they felt the meteor hit the earth. Rosena Cox lives in Caljie, 125 kilometres east of Perth, and was in the shower when she heard a sound that she thought was a plane crashing.