Ontario Fireball Is Just Sixth Earth-Bound Asteroid Detected by Warning System, ESA Says

A fireball spotted overhead in Ontario on November 19 was just the sixth object to be detected in space before entering Earth’s atmosphere, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.

Security footage captured by Dave Dunville shows a bright light flashing in the night sky. Dunville said the video was filmed in Hamilton.

The object, measuring less than a meter and given a temporary designation of #C8FF042, entered the atmosphere above Niagara Falls as a “safe fireball”, according to the ESA.

“For only the sixth time in history, this impact was predicted,” the agency said. Credit: Dave Dunville via Storyful

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