See update at bottom.
Just saw a rather large fireball and streak heading, I believe, southeast in relation to my position (I was on a dark, windy country road) through the sky around 10:30 pm. The streak was big, green and orange and left a long fading trail.
Looked it up and it may have been from the Orionid Meteor Shower. I have been noticing an uptick in larger than normal meteors lately. This one was easily the largest I’ve ever seen (there was one other time but I’m not sure about that one). Hopefully there wil be more info tomorrow. Wish I could have gotten a picture.
Early morning update: a couple of weeks or so ago you may have read, as did I, of the 1 1/2 mile wide asteroid asteroid 86666 (2000 FL 10) that came close enough to the planet to get the usual doomsday tongues wagging. That one was actually pretty far away and, obviously, passed without incidence.
There is another large roid set to buzz by on Halloween (at a safe distance) known as 2015 TB145 that’s got my kid excited.
A news story from California dated October 13th.
Still trying to see if there is any other word on last night’s drama.
Update 2. Apparently this fireball was seen over quite a large area. Thank goodness, I was beginning to think that we were the only ones who saw it.