"South-East Queensland residents have been startled by a bright, green ball of streaking light that initially sparked fears of a plane crash." It is now believed to have been a Meteor Shower.
"I had a number of phone calls specifically from the eastern part of Australia regarding a meteor shower that has come through and broken up into a few pieces."
The Astronomical Association of Queensland's Peter Hall told ABC Radio: "It sounds like a meteor to me.
"Most of them are the size of a grain of sand but this one must have been larger."
Sounds a bit extravagant (and early) for a Superman Returns' promotional stunt :P