Major Fireball Over Canada – Nov 20
November 21, 2008 8 Comments
An extremely impressive fireball was seen over the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta on Thursday evening, November 20. Whether the fireball was due to a small asteroid or a piece of man-made space junk is not clear. The fact that no large pieces of space junk were known to have re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere at that time points to an asteroid being the culprit.
A video has been posted to YouTube and is linked below.
Some more details and a better version of the above video can be found at Spaceweather.com
Frame by frame breakdown of the video at the Kingston Centre of Royal Astronomical Society of Canada page.
Large number of reports collected by Bruce McCurdy and posted on the meteorobs Yahoo Groups list.
[NEW] A few more videos for downloading:
All-sky camera video from Alister Ling of Edmonton
Dashboard camera video from a peace officier vehicle at Devon AB southwest of Edmonton.