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Experts say a mysterious ball of light over Montreal last night was not a meteor, raising questions about what that ball of light could be.
The website Lunar Meteorite Hunters reports sightings of the ball of light down the Eastern seaboard, including Quebec, Ontario, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Wyoming and Ohio.
But McGill's meteor expert, Pierre Hudon, says the ball of light could not have been a meteor because when a meteor flies through the sky, the entire sky lights up for several seconds. Hudon says he's received no reports of that happening.
Who said anything about an atomic pulse.
But Sebastien Giguere, scientific and education coordinator for the Mont-Mégantic Observatory AstroLab, argues otherwise.
Giguere told TVA News that the light resembled a shooting star or a small meteor, adding that its greenish tint was due to the presence of magnesium.
According to Giguere, shooting stars are small stones from space that burn up when they come into contact with the Earth's atmosphere.