Another Fireball over the Great Lakes

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AMS Event#3807-2016 caught on dashcam by Youtube user “DrClockSmasher”

Nearly 400 reports so far

The AMS has received nearly 400 reports so far about of a fireball event over seen over the Toronto area on Friday, October 7th 2016 around 6:45am EDT (10:45 UT). The fireball was seen primarily from Ontario but witnesses from New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio also reported the event.

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Below is a video of the event caught on a dashcam by Youtube user “DrClockSmasher”


Below is the heat map of the witnesses location with the first estimated trajectory. The preliminary estimated trajectory plotted from the witness reports shows the meteor was traveling approximately from West to East and ended its flight over the Kawartha Lakes region.

AMS Event#3807-2016 Heat map of the Witnesses Location and First Estimated Trajectory


The majority of the reports come from the Toronto area.

AMS Event#3807-2016 Witnesses Location and First Estimated Trajectory



  • Ray Nicoloini 8 years ago

    I seen a fire ball or a meteor burning over Newmarket Ontario at aprox. 6.30 am local time. bright blue, red , white in color moving from the west towards the eastern skys.

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  • Stephen Baxter 8 years ago

    I saw a green light streak from west to east it was pretty amazing. glad I wasn’t the only one who saw it!

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  • Jeff Graham 8 years ago

    Yes i saw it too, very bright colourful 20ft tail. 6;45 headed west to east. i was driving north of bond head on hwy 27. It looked to be very close up…. crazy

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  • Katie 8 years ago

    I saw it this morning on my way to work. It looked so slow moving. Only 2nd time I have seen that before and its always in Canada but it looks like it is right by you!

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  • Anthony W Lazarony 8 years ago

    I saw it from the Buffalo area north of Buffalo. It was very fast and white

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  • Darius Teslovich 8 years ago

    At 645am ET travelling West to East my son and i watched a meteor from our west at approximately 1200-1500 feet agl descending. As it passed in front of us, it was about 300 feet above the ground. It was still glowing green. As it kept getting closer to the lake, the green died out. We saw it clearly breaking up at this point. The second most interesting point was the US CG ship was about 500 yards or less away from where it fell into the lake. Was the USCG there because this was a satellite or some other object that the US government knew was falling from orbit? As we approached the area of the ship, they quietly left the area.
    North of Buffalo, on Lake Ontario. Lats and Longs recorded. I believe my son will be scuba diving to find it

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  • Michael 8 years ago

    Interesting. Friday morning, October 7 I was heading east on I-90 through Amherst Ohio. Approximately 4:40 a.m I noticed up and off to my right which would be due south of Lake Erie, a star like object make a vertical dive. Not more than a second or 2 and then nothing. I didn’t think much of it till now when my son commented that people at school were talking about it. If there is anyone else that witnessed this please comment since I’d like to here more about it.

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  • Stan the power man 8 years ago

    I was eastbound between Nairne Center and Sudbury Ontario about 5am Thursday October 6th 2016 when everything around me lit up bright white. Then I saw a fireball zooming along overhead with orange sparks flying off. It gave a big burst of light and sparks and the sky went dark again.
    Stan Thayer Oct/12/2016

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  • Tiberius 8 years ago

    Driving north in Rochester NY on my way to work at about 6:45 a.m. Eastern time. Looked yellowish/orange, initially with a nice tail. To me, it looked like a one scoop ice cream cone on it’s side traveling scoop first. From my perspective, a pretty good size. Lasted, what seemed like, seconds. Eventually got thinner, at the end looked like a “shooting star” and finally burnt out in a flash.

    Very nice experience.

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  • jessica 8 years ago

    I saw a bright green fireball in the southern sky. I live in cornell wisconsin. It was about 10 pm I was watching the sky becouse my husband had just saw a meteor fly across the while sky just an hour before. I was watching the sky then suddenly a bright green light shot out of the sky twords the ground. It was above the horizon. I freaked becouse I have never seen a green meteor!!!!! Lasted about a second.

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