Fireball turns the night sky blue as it explodes over Yellowknife

It’s nice to have beautiful news for a change.

National Post | News

MONTREAL — A fireball exploded and lit up the skies over Yellowknife early Thursday morning, but was not believed to have caused any damage.

One expert compared it to a similar incident that took place over Montreal last November.

An image of the explosion was posted on the website of Spaceweather.com. It was captured by a photographer who was leading a tour of the Aurora Borealis.

The exploding meteor was so bright that it turned the night sky blue, according to witnesses.

The fireball was less than one metre in size, University of Western Ontario’ Peter Brown calculated.

He told The Canadian Press the fact that there was an explosion meant the object had probably penetrated deep into the atmosphere.

But Brown said that he…

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