Friday, July 30, 2004

Meteor lights up central Victorian sky
29/07/2004. ABC News Online

A huge meteor has been seen in the skies over central Victoria. There have been reports of a big red and blue light streaking over theCastlemaine area just after 1:00am AEST today.

Policewoman Senior Constable Sharon McEachern says she was on patrolduty with a colleague in Maldon when she saw the light in the sky. She says it was a spectacular sight that lasted about 15 seconds.

"A bright blue light going across the sky...not coming straight down andit just had a large blue tail and a bright red ball and then as it wentacross it just exploded into pieces, so I'm not sure whether it was acomet, or a meteor, or what it was," she said.

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