Meteor Lights Up Sky in Eastern Newfoundland

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Monday, October 1, 2018

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s a meteor!

Many people in eastern Newfoundland on Sunday night saw a bright light in the sky around 8:30 pm.

A meteor is a meteoroid – or a particle broken off an asteroid or comet orbiting the Sun – that burns up as it enters the Earth's atmosphere, creating the effect of a "shooting star".

Meteoroids that reach the Earth's surface without disintegrating are called meteorites. In this case it is not believed that this meteor reached the Earth’s surface.

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