The 'fireball' seen across the Perth sky about 6am on Monday. Taken with a fish-eye lens. Photo: The Desert Fireball Network (Curtin University), and Badgingarra Primary School
A expert says the size and brightness of a meteor seen flashing across the Perth sky on Monday morning indicates it could have made it to earth.
There were a number of similar reports from across the metropolitan area of a blue/green light flashing across the morning sky shortly before sunrise.
The flash was caught on one of a number of cameras set up as part of the Desert Fireball Network, set up to photograph such astronomical events.
Curtin Faculty of Science Engineering Professor Phil Bland said the light captured on the camera was “really bright”, indicating that it could have been a “decent-sized rock”.
He said about 20 per cent of meteors made it to land without burning up.
Professor Bland said researchers would look at the images in more detail to find out more information.
Numerous star gazers reported a similar light in the sky at a similar time.
One man told Fairfax Media he saw the meteor while driving to work.
Simon was in East Perth just after 6am when he said "blue light descending relatively slowly."
He said it lasted for two or three seconds and was travelling in an angular direction towards the earth.
Simon said it was definitley something other than a shooting star.
"The trail of it was significantly bigger than when you look at a shooting star, it had a tail," he said.
If you saw this morning's meteor or managed to grab a photo or vision of it, please comment or email and let us know.
Michelle, a self-professed star gazer told Radio 6PR she’d never seen anything like what she saw at 6.01am on Monday morning.
“This thing was big and it was sort of blue green and it was quite low in the sky and I actually stopped in my tracks,” she said.
Professor Bland said meteors could be different colours depending on their composition and help scientists to understand more about the origins of the solar system.
He urged anyone who saw the light in the sky on Monday morning to report what they saw on the smartphone app "Fireballs in the Sky".