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Meteor makes an appearance over Alberta

At first glance he thought it was a UFO.

At first glance he thought it was a UFO.

But whatever it was, Vernon Chiefmoon has never seen anything like it.

Chiefmoon was driving to work yesterday at 6:30 a.m. on Crowchild Trail and out of the corner of his eye he caught a white flash streaking through the sky.

“It looked like it was heading over downtown. I wanted to take a picture but suddenly it turned into a green fireball and exploded into pieces and disappeared,” he told Metro.

“It gave me an eerie feeling. I thought I was the only one who seen it, but the traffic on Crowchild sort of came to a halt and it seemed everyone was watching,” he added.

People across Alberta and Saskatchewan also witnessed what University of Calgary geologist Dr. Alan Hildebrand said was likely a meteor between 10 and 100 kilograms that left behind a dust cloud.

“It’s typical of a meteor, which actually happens about once a week in Canada,” Hildebrand said of the occurrence, adding this meteor was much smaller than one seen in the Prairies last November.

 
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