Mysterious fireball lights up Edmonton sky: reports

The sky — and Twitter — lit up after a sighting of a fireball in the Edmonton sky Wednesday.

Was it a bird? A plane? More likely, it was a meteor.

A spokesperson for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said crews were called out for reports of a fireball, but did not find a fire and were unable to identify the cause of the sightings, which started about 5:20 p.m.

In September 2017, the American Meteor Society received 90 reports of a “fireball event” in south central British Columbia and southern Alberta. Witnesses saw a green streak followed by a fireball.

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