Enthusiasts map where last night's meteor may have landed
UPDATE MONDAY 12.30PM: METEOR enthusiasts have mapped a rough project of where last night's meteor fell in Australia.
David Finlay posted on Australian Meteor Reports Facebook page at 11.30am today: Updated VERY rough fall area for last night's meteor. Thanks to both Deslee Oldham and Chantelle Dein for providing these videos. If I can get my hands on another video, from NSW this time, it would assist greatly with determining an accurate location.
SUNDAY NIGHT: AUSTRALIANS are reporting seeing a bright light speed across the horizon early last night along the Eastern side of the country.
Higgins Storm Chasers asked followers if they saw the suspected meteorite after they had received reports of it being seen over Brisbane, most of South-East Queensland and North-East New South Wales about 6pm Sunday.
The post has received 1,200 comments with a number saying the saw the natural event as far north as Central Queensland and North Queensland.
Deslee Oldham posted a video of the bright light cross the sky at the Gold Coast on Higgins Storm Chasers while a few captured it in photos.
Comments on Higgins Storm Chasers' Facebook post:
Shannon Cheesman - Yep, we saw it in its last few seconds whilst stuck in traffic on the Bruce highway heading from sunny coast to Brissy. We were like "is it a flare? Is it fireworks? Is it a shooting star? Is it a meteorite?!?" Now we know!
Dannielle Robinson - I saw it driving approx 30kms out of Taroom QLD 4420 and told my family who missed it that it was the quickest shooting star I'd ever seen. Now I know why it was so quick
Ros Wilson - Saw something in Mackay Qld yesterday morning between 4.30 and 5 am, was going horizontally across the sky, seemed low and super bright then burnt out
Sarah Hammermeister - We seen it in Chinchilla qld it was so bright and seemed so close we could actually see the flames coming off of it so amazing
GavSue Bawden - Saw it to the south from Belldeen Defence Rd on the Banana Range CQ
Dawn Jenkins -Yes. I saw it in Warwick qld. Very briefly. Thought it was a shooting star. Looked like it was going to hit the ground, before it finally burned up.