At 4.55pm yesterday, many stunned locals showed something unusual in our sky.
There were dozens of messages about a bright white or orange meteor, followed by a "loud crack" like a thunder, or "sound boom," shortly after sighting.
On the Australian Meteor Reports Facebook page, admin David Wildlie wrote: "Something just happened in the north of the state of New York. Buy people started joining. Post your observations here."
There were many answers.
Mitch Roberts: "There is a message about a bright white tailgate meteor, as well as some weak sound bumps."
Sarah Mills: "My daughter and I heard that sounded like a sound boom in Lismore … people in local groups say they heard at the casino, in Ballina and the surrounding areas."
Zoë Harewood: "Having seen this at Larnook, it was white and probably more than three seconds as I drew my partner's attention to it. Traveling south-east with Larnook and was a bright white. The Sonic boom felt like 30 seconds or so after.
Philip Chilli Tsurlinis: "Lismore, Gunnallabah, Nimbin, Casino, Larnock and other parts of our region heard a loud crack like a thunder. It explicitly exploded in the middle of the air.
Catherine Southwell: "I felt a sound boom through the ground before I heard it. The water on my dad was on the ice! I'm in the North Crick on Ballin." The noise was a few seconds. "
According to the Australian Museum, small particles, which become meteors, usually vary from size of sand to peas size.
"When heated to heat friction with air in our atmosphere, they are burned completely at a height of about 80 km to 130 km," – says the site of the museum.
"Traces of hot, electrically charged gases that surround and outflow from a meteoroid are called meteor.
These short-term, bright bands of light are sometimes called "shooting stars."