Meteor lights up Wednesday morning sky
“It was a trail, bright with colors,” Jeff Gletne of Terra Bella said as he described what he saw early Wednesday morning in the southern sky.
Gletne, and several others, were up and about early enough to see what is believed to have been a meteor streaking across the sky about 6:20 a.m. Wednesday.
In response to a question on The Recorder’s Facebook page, Chris Gemmel said, “I saw it. It was pretty cool.”
It is possible the meteor was part of the Taurid meteors, sometimes called the “Halloween fireballs,” that show up each year between mid-October and mid-November, reported Space.com.
There are reports of a large meteor reported over Alabama Tuesday night and reports of what was left of a meteor that lit up the Bay Area on Oct. 24.
Space.com reports that the peak of the Halloween fireballs will be Nov. 5 to 12.
The name of the meteor shower comes from the way they seem to radiate from the constellation Taurus, the Bull, which sits low in the east a couple of hours after sundown and is almost directly overhead by around 1:30 a.m. local time, reports Space.com.
Antonio Medina said he saw the fireball. “Yeah. It lit up everything for a second.”
Gletne, who was driving to work southbound just north of Terra Bella, said “It was kind of weird. It was quick.”
He added it was heading southwest and was lower than any shooting star he had ever seen.
There were no media reports of the Wednesday morning meteor, however. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office reported no calls.