An incredible sight lighting up the night sky on Tuesday.
A bright “fireball” could be seen in the north-end around 8:30 p.m. And not only was it visible in Alberta, star gazers in Saskatchewan were able to catch a glimpse as well.
The phenomenon lasted only four seconds, but those who saw it say it appeared to be blue and pink.
Dr. Allan R. Hildebrand, an expert with the University of Calgary’s department of geosciences, told Global News he believes this was much more than so-called “space junk”.
“It looks like a natural object entered the atmosphere over the prairies,” Hildebrand explains. “I’d say an asteroid from the shape and the way the fireball exploded.”
Some viewers reported hearing loud ‘booming’ noises in North Battleford, Saskatchewan and its believed that’s close to where it happened.
Dr. Hildebrand adds that if anything did fall to the earth, it likely landed near Rock Haven, Saskatchewan.