A very large fireball lit up the night sky from Nelson in British Columbia to Calgary in Alberta on September 4, 2017 at around 10pm.
Residents reported feeling the explosion of the space rock way more intense than thunder, but not quite like an earthquake. It rattled the windows.
Were you lucky enough to see this giant fireball turning the night into day over large parts of western Canada at around 10 pm yesterday. If not just look at the videos below and be amazed:
The first video was caught by the security cam of Jacquie McKay in Bridge Lake BC. The flash woke him up:
A resident of Langley described the sky phenomenon as looking like a large ball of fire, streaking through the sky as if it was going to hit something.
This second video by Okanagan Adventures shows the flash of lights triggered by the fireball disintegration. You can also see people baffled by the night sky phenomenon:
The flash was just too powerful being like daylight for a few seconds.
Here’s the meteor. Apparently it landed near Nelson, BC. 200km west of Calgary pic.twitter.com/DprrY42FsI
— RP (@RafaelPern) September 5, 2017
Hopefully some pieces of this exploding meteor will be found on Earth. Meteorite hunters get ready!