Thunder Bay

Bright colours light up Thunder Bay sky

Some Thunder Bay residents claim to have seen a bright blue light in the sky early Wednesday morning.
At about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, it's believed a meteorite moved across the sky just north of Thunder Bay. Image is for story illustration purposes only. (istockphoto.com)

Some Thunder Bay residents claim to have seen a bright blue light in the sky early Wednesday morning.

The owner/operator of the Thunder Bay Observatory, Randy McAllister, said it appears that a meteorite shot across the sky just north of Thunder Bay at about 4:30 a.m. McAllister said he's received a lot of reports from his clients.

"They were reporting a large fireball (that appeared), for a long period of time in the sky and then breaking up into multiple pieces and entering the atmosphere," he said. "I had reports of bright blue and bright green colours."

McAllister said if it's not a meteorite, the other possibility is that an asteroid passing by Earth Tuesday night could have dislodged something in its path.

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