February 24, 2021
By Wallis Snowdon
Headline Image: Lea Storry/Twitter
A fireball buzzed over the Prairies on Monday, temporarily piercing the dark of the early morning sky with a flash of blinding blue light.
The meteor darted across the sky around 6:30 a.m. MT, startling early risers who were lucky to catch a glimpse of the sudden glow.
The light was captured by security cameras across Edmonton, and social media soon lit up with reports from observers who caught a glimpse of it.
The spectacle was seen in at least two provinces, with scattered reports from Jasper to Saskatoon.
As of 8:30 a.m., there were 42 unverified reports of fireball sightings on the American Meteor Society (AMS) website.
‘That’s a falling star’
One observer who filed a report described the fireball as a bright flash of white “brighter than when a car turns its light to you in the dark.”
Another reporter said the fireball emitted a light blue glow before turning orange, leaving behind a trailing smoke line of dark grey.
Lea Storry, an Edmonton-based writer, was sitting near the window of her home office in downtown Edmonton when she saw the flash. She captured the spectacle on her security camera.
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