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Event into space in Other on Monday, 02 July, 2012 at 14:09 (02:09 PM) UTC
A burning trail lit up the sky over Western Australia for 20 minutes after an object suspected to be a meteorite plunged into the sea, leaving a burning orange trail that mesmerised local residents. Beachgoers in Perth debated what could have caused the strange burning line in the sky, which persisted for 20 minutes. Most meteorite trails are only seen briefly - and seeing an object plunge into the sea is rare. Local resident Gavin Trought captured a picture of the 'burning streak', saying, 'The weird streak in the sky seen from Cottesloe last night. I noticed it just before sunset
Originally posted by AgentSmith
Dispersing contrail lit by the setting Sun... Not the first time something like that has been misreported sadly.