Fireball blazes through Pacific NW skies

first_imgOMSI and the American Meteor Society are looking for details about the fireball that streaked across the sky at about 5:55 a.m. Wednesday.You can report what you saw on The AMS WebsiteRemember the adage: The early bird catches the fireball.At least that’s what early risers in Clark County and much of the Pacific Northwest can claim if they were looking at the sky at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday morning.That’s when a brilliant, whitish-blue fireball streaked through the sky for about eight seconds, according to reports from across the region. “I saw this! It was awesome. Couldn’t get to my phone quick enough though,” said Frank Decker, a commenter on The Columbian’s website.OMSI and the American Meteor Society are hoping that those who saw it will report in with details on the Web at“Those people who saw it, they’ll remember it for the rest of their lives,” said Jim Todd, OMSI’s director of space science education. Their short duration in the sky makes fireballs hard to photograph, but Todd said he’s hoping a security camera or other device may have captured the event.last_img

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