An unusually large meteor created a sensation around the upper eastern U.S. in the Great Lakes region and across southern Ontario in Canada around noon local time on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. The meteor was remarkable not only for its size, but also for its proximity to populated areas, allowing its entry to be captured across the region on video and by surveillance systems.
“Holy cow, I think that was a shooting star but during the day… or a bomb!” said dog sled driver Bekka Gunner of Holland, New York, in the United States. Gunner was out training with her sled dog team from Untamed Adventure Dogs when she captured the comet’s entry on video in broad daylight. Her video was featured on Syracuse.com, a local news outlet.
Surveillance video from on top of Toronto, Ontario’s 1800-foot tall CN tower showed the brilliant flash of the fireball’s disintegration.