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Meteor streaks across the sky in Vancouver, western Canada

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Monday, September 15, 2014, 9:12 AM - It looks like people in Metro Vancouver were treated to yet another meteor streaking across their skies Saturday evening.

Vancity Buzz says Twitter exploded with mentions of the meteor, and it seems the fireball may have been seen as far away as Oregon, Washington State, and Alberta.

Photographer Kim Gordon spotted it in Calgary at around 7:50 p.m. local time, snapping the picture you see up below and posting it to Instagram.


"When my friend and I first spotted it, the meteor was slow moving at an angle with a long streak," she told The Weather Network Sunday. "Then after a few minutes it took a sharp downwards turn and increased in speed, which is when the tails started becoming really visible. Then right before we lost sight of it, it looked like it had split into two."

Another B.C. resident, Jen Pickard, took a shot of it from Vancouver Island, and told the Huffington Post the fireball was "yellowish blue," and took an arc-shaped path through the sky.

This is the second time in a month that Vancouver has been a good vantage point for spotting meteors.

In August, residents in the city and its environs reported seeing a fireball in the skies above them, which a spokesman for the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre said was likely a straggler from the Perseid meteor shower.

More bizarrely, an unidentified flying object made an appearance in a July news report about the ongoing B.C. Interior wildfire outbreaks.

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