[meteorite-list] Meteor Lights Up Sky Over Canada
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri Feb 3 13:03:02 2006
Meteor lights Alberta sky
By KATIE SCHNEIDER
February 3, 2006
Calgarians awoke to a fire in the sky early Wednesday morning.
Alan Hildebrand, co-ordinator of the Canadian Fireball Reporting Centre,
said 20 people reported seeing a fireball, an exceptionally bright
meteor, streak across the sky just before 7 a.m., lasting for several
seconds before breaking up into fragments.
Reports were made from the Calgary area, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge,
Pincher Creek and other areas, he said.
"It had to be a bright one for everyone in the Calgary area to see,"
He estimated remnants of the meteorite landed about 400 km south of
Calgary somewhere in Montana about two minutes after it appeared as a
ball of fire.
People can report meteor sightings to http://miac.uqac.ca/MIAC/fireball.htm
Received on Fri 03 Feb 2006 12:55:55 PM PST