Natural spectacle for meteor – Canada’s night sky appears blue

Natural spectacle for a meteor - the sky above Canada appears blue

Only early risers were able to enjoy this remarkable meteorological event in real time, which took place mainly in the Canadian province of Alberta.

A short-lived but massive flash of blue light illuminates the prairie provinces of Canada early Monday morning. After just a few minutes, what gives the residents of the area a glowAnd kUEarlier R.J. 6:30 The clock local time Was seen on social media.After s People own surveillance cameras DUwanted to And publishedIn What did they record.

The American Meteor Society alone received over 400 reports and over 100 videos of natural phenomena. Event AMS # 2021-978 Mainly seen in the Canadian province of Alberta, but also appeared in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Montana (USA).

According to Professor and Curator of Meteorite Collection at the University of Alberta, Drs. Chris Heard, the bright flash was probably a meteorite – and because it was “particularly bright”, it was classified as a fireball.

Based on photos and videos posted on social media, Geoff Robertson, former president of the Edmonton Center of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, stated that the meteor was possibly the size of a desk or refrigerator, and that parts of it belonged to him. Can be found out. The way of the earth

14 kg heavy meteorite found in Sweden

Two Swedish geologists were fortunate in this regard. He discovered an iron meteorite weighing about 14 kg. This is the alleged main piece of meteorite impact on 7 November, as the Stockholm-based Natural History Museum announced on Tuesday.

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Two swades near Encoping, northwest of Stockholm, made a rare discovery and handed it over to the museum. According to the museum, this is the first time in 60 years that a meteorite has been found during an accident in Sweden.

14 kg heavy meteorite that was found in Sweden.

Photo: dpa

A ball of fire was seen by countless people from the Swedish region on 7 November, which lit up the sky for about three seconds.

Astronomer Eric Stampels of Uppsala University then calculated the approximate location of the impact, where small fragments of an iron meteorite were later found. The main piece now discovered is about 30 centimeters long and probably the largest of the celestial bodies, which according to Stampel originally weighed an estimated nine tons when entering the atmosphere. Some small parts are still suspected to be in the area.

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