A “falling star” or a “shooting star” has nothing at all to do with a star! These amazing streaks of light you can sometimes see in the night sky are caused by tiny bits of dust and rock called meteoroids falling into the Earth’s atmosphere and burning up. … Meteors are commonly called falling stars or shooting stars.
Sitting up looking out my east facing window around 2:30 am I noticed a very bright light over Denman Island then poof in a matter of seconds a bright glow then a sudden movement to the north and it disappeared. Very Special