Fireball Spotted Over Oneida Lake
Rescue teams from several fire companies scrambled Friday night after numerous reports of an explosion on Oneida Lake. As it turns out the bright flash was a meteor or fireball that, according to 9syr.com, prompted a number of calls to 9-1-1 operators. The American Meteor Society posted reports from all over southeastern Canada and the Northeast.
For those not familiar with meteors and fireballs, a fireball is a meteor that is larger than normal. Most meteors are only the size of small pebbles. A meteor the size of a softball can produce light equivalent to the full moon for a short instant.
For a complete explanation of the fireball phenomenon of September 21 click here.