The cause of the fireball seen just before midnight Friday was unknown Saturday.
It is “hard to say if it was a spacecraft debris or not,” Jim Todd, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Space Science Education director, told KOIN 6 news of Portland, Ore., on Saturday morning.
Most of the sightings were reported in the Portland area, with a smattering stretching north into Washington state, according to the American Meteor Society of New York.
The American Meteor Society hosts a website with a detailed map listing the 134 locations where sightings were reported. It can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/PDN-FireballMap.
On that site, a person identified as “Mr. A” in Port Angeles reports seeing an object moving across the sky, first white and then turning to orange with a sparkling tail.
“It didn’t appear to be traveling as fast as meteors I’ve seen before,” he wrote on the site.
At the same time alot of Meteor shootings were witnessed in the night of 10th -11th August 2016, as reported by NASA