As he was leaving Griffith airport, pilot Steve Burgess spotted something a little unusual out of the corner of his eye.
"I was taking off from Griffith in an aircraft and I caught something out of the corner of my eye," Mr Burgess said.
Mr Burgess, a part-time pilot and farmer from Coleambally, spotted what looked a like a shooting star at 5.09am on Friday.
"I saw it drop below the horizon," Mr Burgess said.
He as a pilot it wasn't uncommon to see meteors or space junk burn up in the atmosphere, however, the angle the meteor took on Friday morning was distinctly different.
"It appeared to be travelling across the sky but as soon as it dropped below the horizon I picked the trajectory," he said.
Mr Burgess said the likely touchdown point for the meteor was between Yenda and Beelbangera.
"Someone's got a meteor sitting in their paddock," he said.
Many meteors or shooting stars will burn up in the atmosphere but he estimated that the one he saw was still around 20 to 40 centimetres.
"It's the most amazing thing I've ever seen," he said.
"It's a shame it was that early in the morning, but you don't see them in the day."