February 23, 2012
A bright fireball was seen falling in northeast Calgary, Alberta, Canada on February 21 at 8:40 am MST. This short video clip was recorded using Sandia All Sky Camera Laboratory from the south of Calgary:
Media swarmed on what looked like a meteor shot over the city on Tuesday night, with sightings also reported in Edmonton and parts of Saskatchewan.
A reader told the Herald he saw the bright green fireball northeast of Cochrane shortly before 9 pm, followed by a tail of yellow sparks and orange. Alan Dyer, an astronomer with Telus Spark, encouraged people to report online at miac.uqac.ca / MIAC / fireball.php
"If we have at least a few dozens of reports, we can begin to triangulate the location," he said, adding that witnesses should indicate where they were when they saw the meteor. He said most meteors burn up completely before entering the land.