Montreal bolide

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Montreal bolide
Time about 20:00
Date November 26, 2013 (2013-11-26)
Location Montreal, Quebec
Cause meteor
Deaths 0
Non-fatal injuries 0
Missing 0
Property damage none

Around 8 p.m. on November 26, 2013, a loud, booming noise was heard in Montreal; Ottawa; Cornwall, Ontario; and Plattsburgh in northern New York. The sound was preceded by a "blue flash" in the sky. Scientists said that the eyewitness reports and data from acoustic detectors were consistent with a meteoroid entering the atmosphere as the likely cause of the phenomena. Cloudy weather blocked the view of cameras placed to photograph meteors.[1][2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ "Meteor confirmed as cause of loud boom in Quebec, Ontario". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2013-11-27. Archived from the original on 2013-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Meteor strike in Quebec? Bright flash of light and loud boom widely reported". CTV News. 2013-11-27. Archived from the original on 2013-11-27. 
  3. ^ "Meteor in Quebec, Ontario". MSN Canada. 2013-11-28. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Jaymie Matthews, professor of astrophysics at the University of British Columbia, says a meteor was likely the cause of a strange boom heard Tuesday night in Quebec and Ontario 
  4. ^ Hopper, Tristin (2013-11-26). "Massive blast heard near Quebec, Ontario border likely a meteor: expert". National Post. Archived from the original on 2013-11-27. "[...] This has the hallmark of a meteor blast," said Andrew Fazekas, a spokesman with the Montreal Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. 
  5. ^ "'Huge flash of blue light' spotted around Montreal, Ottawa most likely a meteor". Globe and Mail. 2013-11-27. Archived from the original on 2013-11-27. Reports have come from throughout the Ottawa region, through Montreal, Laval, and as far south as upper New York state, near the city of Plattsburgh, he said. There have been no reports of damage. 

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