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Apparent meteor passes over Alberta skies Saturday afternoon

Calgary Herald logo Calgary Herald 2020-02-09 Jason Herring
Tim Wiebe's doorbell camera captured what appears to be a meteor streaking across the sky over Calgary on Saturday, February 8, 2020. © Courtesy Tim Wiebe Tim Wiebe's doorbell camera captured what appears to be a meteor streaking across the sky over Calgary on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

Calgarians with their eyes on the sky may have noticed what appeared to be a meteor pass overhead on Saturday afternoon.

The fireball lit up daytime Calgary skies around 5:08 p.m. on Saturday.

Janzel Nicanor was driving east on 32nd Avenue near 36th Street in northeast Calgary when he captured the apparent meteor on his dashboard camera. The video shows an orange streak of light appearing in the sky for about two seconds before fading away.

i just capture this meteor

Posted by Janzel C Nicanor on Saturday, February 8, 2020

Tim Wiebe also shared video that he captured — this time, from a doorbell camera.

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Footage from videos of the possible meteor could help scientists determine its probable trajectory and landing area.

People from across the province also reported having seen the fireball, with Albertans tweeting about it from Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer.

 

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Twitter: @jasonfherring

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