'Huge fireball' caught on camera at Sunshine Village
CALGARY -- A brilliant flash moving across the sky only lasted a few seconds but it caught the eye of several people in and around Calgary and was caught on camera at a ski resort in Banff National Park.
Sunshine Village’s Jackrabbit chairlift camera caught the meteor falling north/northeast in the sky at 12:16 a.m. Wednesday.
The discovery was made when a member of Sunshine’s I.T. team checked the resort’s cameras after hearing of meteor sightings.
"Our web cameras catch a lot of cool things but nothing like this," said Kendra Scurfield, Sunshine Village spokesperson. "It was a huge fireball, almost like the sun."
Scurfield says the web cameras have previously captured shots of meteors during the Perseids meteor shower.