Meteor Caught on Video Over Edmonton

A police dash cam caught this amazing meteoric fireball on video near Edmonton, Alberta, November 20, 2008.  It lights up the sky!

Link to video

For a bit more detail, here’s a story in the Edmonton Sun and a story in the Edmonton Journal.  Look under “Related Links” for additional video.

I’ve only witnessed one or two good meteor showers, away from city lights (and, in the case of San Francisco, away from the Fog).  I hope to see more.

According to StarDate – the public education and outreach arm of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory – there is one remaining meteor shower for 2008, the Geminids, the night of December 13.  But, they also point out, there will be a gibbous moon that night, overpowering all but the brightest meteors.

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