An enormous meteor was caught on video as it flew over Cranbrook early on Saturday morning. Watch original video here: www.facebook.com A video camera on the roof of the College of the Rockies caught the meteor’s flight in a nine-second clip that you can view on the Townsman’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TownsmanBulletin. Physics lab technician Rick Nowell described the sky as the meteor passed over us. “The dark night sky of Cranbrook was lit up like daylight early Saturday morning at 2:17 am when a huge meteor rocketed overhead. Appearing as a dim dot at first, high to the north, it rapidly grew into a big, white ball as big as the moon, with a tail behind it,” described Nowell. “It flared into brilliance, lighting up the whole sky and layers of white clouds to the south-western horizon. Within four seconds the flare sank as it moved a bit south of west, sinking down into the clouds, towards the setting moon and Creston. Then a dull rumble of thunder followed after it.” The fireball was seen east in Cochrane, south in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane, and west in Nelson, Kamloops and Penticton. Most eye-witnesses described a greenish blue orb that looked as big as the moon. It lit up the sky as bright as day, and one person even said the automatic street lights switched off for a few minutes as they registered the light. Eyewitnesses in Cranbrook and Nelson heard a distant boom, like a far-off thunderstorm, after the meteor sank over the horizon. That’s an indication


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