Thursday, August 26, 2004

Meteor sighting resembles fireworks display
26/08/2004. ABC News Online

There were reports of a meteor in the skies over central and southern New South Wales and Victoria last night. Police stations from the New South Wales central coast to Shepparton in Victoria received calls about the object. Sergeant Joe Fitzpatrick from Goulburn Police saw the object at 11.30pm AEST while on patrol.

"To the north of the town, I saw a very bright light in the sky - similar to a very large flare. It just illuminated the entire sky for a very brief time and disappeared," he said.

Sergeant Fitzpatrick says it looked like a fireworks display.

"Well it had a slight tail...it was like a skyrocket, but extremely large." SEE PAGE