ARDOISE, N.S. — Laura Jean Clements was driving to her Nova Scotia home after playing cards with friends when she saw a bright fireball zip through the sky, trailed by a colourful green and orange tail.
She says she didn’t know what it was, but chatter on social media sites led her to believe it was a meteor streak or fireball.
Clements says she spotted a round white ball with a tail as she travelled on Highway 101 near Ardoise, Hants County, late Tuesday.
She says her son told her there was talk on social media sites about a meteor being tracked across the sky on the eastern seaboard of the United States shortly before Clements’ sighting at 11:10 p.m.
Boston meteorologist Matt Noyes reported there were sightings of a meteor-like greenish streak with orange tail all the way from Plymouth, Massachusetts, to Nova Scotia.
Sightings were also reported from Long Island, New York, Boston and Bar Harbor, Maine.