Originally Posted by von Tom
Did anyone else see the fireball east of Brisbane last night? I saw it as it came into the field of view whilst driving through Manly West, about 25 degrees up and approx bearing 120 degrees. It was pure white with surface brightness much brighter than that of the Moon. It broke up into pieces which looked like sparks or fireworks.
I couln't see any reference stars or trail as the streetlights were quite bright.
Yes Tom,had just come outside and was attending to scope in observatory,it was bright magnesium white/blue colour,about a hand span wide,at 7.11 pm-(by my mobile phone time) just slightly north of looking east.
It was so bright the walls of inside observatory lit up.Most spectacular-the brightest I have seen for a very long time,it broke up towards end,and those bit were orange-meant to post last night.