Several videos emerged online on Monday, showing a bright ultramarine fireball crossing the morning sky in Alberta, Calgary, and disappearing after a brief flash of light.
Although short, the mysterious and beautiful light show sparked curiosity among Albertans, with many lucky enough to have witnessed the fireball at approximately 6:30 a.m., local time, in the sky over Calgary and Cochrane.
CCTV cameras located across the provinces recorded different angles of the falling meteor, which was confirmed by a professor from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Chris Herd.
A fireball buzzed over Calgary, Alberta on 22 February 2021, temporarily piercing the dark of the early morning sky with a flash of blinding blue light. pic.twitter.com/rXq3YQP5vb— Domenico (@AvatarDomy) February 23, 2021
NEW - Large 'Fireball' dazzles night sky above Calgary, Alberta pic.twitter.com/OULk8G4hl4— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) February 23, 2021