[meteorite-list] Fireball over Canada

From: Darren Garrison <cynapse_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri Feb 3 12:24:11 2006
Message-ID: <lo47u1hh87f4hfc66gdr5cpcakn3ps9j8e_at_4ax.com>


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

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," Hildebrand

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 12:31:05 PM PST

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