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Bright Fireball Over Alberta, Canada on February 22, 2021

23 Feb 2021, 11:58 UTC
Bright Fireball Over Alberta, Canada on February 22, 2021
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More than 300 reports from 3 Canadian Provinces and Montana (USA)
The AMS received more than 400 reports so far about a morning fireball event that occurred over Alberta, Canada on February 22nd, 2021 around 6:23am MST (13:23 Universal Time). The AMS #2021-978 event was mainly seen from the Canadian province of Alberta, but was also visible from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Montana (USA). The computer generated trajectory from the list of current witnesses, indicates a short path just north of Edmonton, Alberta.

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Our event page currently displays only one video due to Youtube quota restrictions. We received more than 100 videos so far. Below is a small compilation.

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