Fireball explodes over northwest America - 'Biggest I have ever seen'

A HUGE fireball was seen over the skies over northwestern USA and southwestern Canada, leading some to claim it is the biggest meteor they had ever seen.

PUBLISHED: 14:37, Wed, Oct 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:37, Wed, Oct 28, 2020

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An amazing meteor was seen over the northwest of America, booming through the skies as it did so. The meteor collided with Earth's atmosphere on October 26, with dozens of people in Canada and the USA spotting the phenomenon. Witnesses were amazed by the sighting, with some claiming it to be the biggest and brightest fireball they had ever witnessed.

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Images of the sighting show a bright streak of light left in the night's sky as the small space rock plummeted towards our planet.

Americans and Canadians flocked to the International Meteor Organisation (IMO) to report what they had seen.

Claire said: "This was spectacular for me. I have seen many shooting stars in my life. This was much bigger/closer."

Ray told the IMO: "It was really cool. Seemed like the brightest/longest 'shooting star' I have ever seen."

fireballFireball explodes over northwest America - 'Biggest I have ever seen' (Image: GETTY - GREG J)

fireballImages of the sighting show a bright streak of light left in the night's sky (Image: GREG J)

Sue described her experience: "I was driving north across the Astoria-Megler bridge, from OR to WA when I saw this.

"At first my mind went to 'helicopter'... but it was going too fast and at a steep angle down.

"The light blue colour was more flat and thin, than round, with no really

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