2014-03-19T184613Z_2_LOVEA2I1G50IL_RTRMADP_BASEIMAGE-960X540_CANADA-METEOR-OScientists are rushing to the site of a possible meteorite impact in Canada’s southwestern Ontario after a bright fireball lit up the skies over that region Tuesday night (March 18). The basketball-sized fireball was spotted at 10:24 p.m. local time in seven all-sky cameras operated by Western University’s Southern Ontario Meteor Network, according to meteor scientist Peter Brown of Canada’s Western University in London, Ont. Two other camera systems in Ohio and Pennsylvania operated jointly with NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office also spotted the fireball, he added. This video of the March 18 fireball shows all nine camera views of the meteor flare-up. Western University scientists suspect the fireball exploded up about 47 miles (75 kilometers) above Port Dover, Ont., and moved west until breaking up around 20 miles (32 km) between Aylmer and St. Thomas, about two hours west of Toronto. [5 Amazing Fireball Videos] “In this fall, meteorites may be found in a small hole produced by their dropping into soil,” university officials advised. “Meteorites are not dangerous, but any recovered meteorites should be placed in a clean plastic bag or container and be handled as little as possible to preserve their scientific information.” MORE