[meteorite-list] Fireball Seen In Canadian Sky

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:48:12 2004
Message-ID: <200110151604.JAA03931_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


Fireball seen in sky

Calgary Sun (Canada)
October 15, 2001

A booming fireball streaked through the sky yesterday leaving bewildered Calgary-area
residents rubbing their eyes in disbelief.

And although Calgarian Holly Goddard saw the spectacle around 2:20 p.m. as she waited at an
intersection at Barlow Tr. and McKnight Blvd., she said she had a hard time believing it was
just a meteor.

"I saw this smooth, brilliant silver, elliptical-shaped thing shoot out from behind a cloud,"
she said, adding she also heard a piercing whistle.

Although still unable to confirm if the object was a meteor, astronomer Alan Dyer of the
Calgary Science Centre said it could have a huge scientific impact.

"If pieces can be recovered, it's very valuable scientifically."

While it is still unclear where pieces of the object eventually landed, some reports
indicated they may have fallen in the Northwest Territories.
Received on Mon 15 Oct 2001 12:04:24 PM PDT

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