We just returned from 2 weeks of driving/camping around the coast of the Eyre Peninsula then up to the Gawler Ranges. Some impressive coastline I must say. We saw a couple of colonies of seals, a few dolphins and about 5 whales at the top of the Bight, a dingo as well. We saw the partial lunar eclipse, the transit of Venus and some of the best views of the Milky Way I have ever seen under those dark skies before the moon popped up.
Back to my question (before I get carried away)
, while we were camped up in the Gawler Ranges NP I saw a pretty impressive
shooting star (looking north). It's tail was green with what looked like red edging, around 1cm wide all up. It went across the sky for about 1.5 metres before it burnt out. So I am just wondering if it was space junk or a meteorite? So all in all, our holiday included some good sight seeing of our marvelous country and awesome skies.