Meteor lights up the sky over Saskatchewan
If you were lucky, you were among the Saskatchewan residents to catch a glimpse of a meteor over the province on Sunday night. If you missed it, you may get another chance. NASA says it's an optimal time to spot meteors.
Twitter user Bill Allen posted a shot of the meteor over Ralph, Saskatchewan, near Weyburn, just before 9:00 p.m.
Allen says even he couldn't believe his luck when he captured the shot.
"As soon as it went through the frame, I was pointing right at it. I shut the camera off I saw it in the back of the camera and I knew I had an epic shot right there," Allen told CTV News, "I've seen lots of fire balls and I've actually had the camera set up, trying to catch whatever northern lights or whatever, I've seen some big ones but they've never gone through the frame like that."
According to NASA, the meteor is part of the Taurid meteor showers, the result of the earth passing through a stream of debris left behind by Comet Encke. The Earth will be traveling through the debris between September and November, and scientists at NASA say it’s more likely that we could see meteors.
NASA says the best time to look for Taurids is after midnight when the sky is dark and clear with no moonlight to mask meteors.