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Hundreds of people in Alberta and B.C. took to social media to report seeing a giant fireball illuminate the night sky late Monday, and the RCMP told media it received dozens of calls about what seemed to be the same event.
...the amazed stargazers described seeing a flaming object turn the sky an eerie green before fading into a dark orange as it approached the horizon.
...emails describing the flash that took place at around 10:14 pm PT. Some described a loud bang that shook homes and high rise buildings.
..."the entire sky lit up. "Huge boom about 1m later,"
Skrepnek later said he initially thought it was a power surge.
"Then, to the east, I saw a reddish fireball streak and break up," he said in a brief statement posted on Twitter.
"Nothing happened afterward, then within 60 seconds there was a massive sound (like a long, rolling thunderclap) for about five seconds."
According to its latest estimated trajectory, the society believes the fireball entered the atmosphere near Boswell, B.C. and terminated near Meadow Creek, B.C., roughly 100 kilometres away.
originally posted by: Dogwooddoors
I saw this on a facebook post that was captured with only a few trees in the background. It showed it until it disappeared behind a small hill followed by a big flash oif light, I think hitting the ground. I'd post it but I cant find a link and I seem to remember not to post stuff from facebook. Amazing!!
The area, in B.C.'s East Kootenay region, is sparsely populated. Mark Healy, the owner of the Meadow Creek General store, says not much happens in the region and finding work is tough in the valley. "People are out looking for meteor pieces," he said. "Employment is bad in the (Lardeau) Valley, so they're out looking." A fragment could be a valuable find. In Canada, meteorites are owned by the owner of the property where they were found. In order to be sold as a meteorite, the rocks need to be typed and certified as a real meteorite.
originally posted by: Y3K89
So its somewhere in Meadow Creek ...
There's also the question of what exactly the fireball — which is an exceptionally bright meteor — was made of. There are more likely to be fragments if the fireball was made of a rocky, asteroidal matter rather than if it was a icy, cometary substance, he said.