By now, you’ve probably heard stories about the meteor that lit up the evening sky throughout parts of B.C. and Alberta on Labor Day – both family and friends were buzzing about it on Tuesday morning. But I wasn’t able to find really clear footage of it….until now.
Numerous videos have been posted of the fireball, many of them off security cameras, etc. But check out THIS video, captured by a driver in Calgary. Now THIS is pretty good stuff…
The meteor likely went down near Meadow Creek, about 100 kilometers north of Nelson. Sightings were also reported as far away as Saskatchewan and Montana.
Brett Gladman, a professor at UBC, told the Globe & Mail that, based on footage he’s seen, the meteor was likely “baseball to basketball sized” and “moving at a rate of 20 to 30 kilometers a second”. He said such events are not uncommon.
Could’ve fooled me, ’cause you don’t see THAT every day. ~ Jason