Glowing Thing In The Sky Over Calgary

By: Ishmael N. Daro

People in Calgary noticed something weird in the sky on Tuesday.

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Some people described it as “burning” on its way down.

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“It was falling. And bits were falling off and glowing,” user yycjabs wrote on Reddit.

This person said there were even explosions.

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“My wife thought we were getting nuked.”

Many people suggested it was the sun hitting part of a contrail, the trail of vapour left in the wake of a passing airplane.

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Even astronomer Phil Plait guessed as much.

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We asked experts at Environment Canada and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for their input, but we haven’t heard back. The mystery continues.

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