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Manitoba Skies Are Lit Up By a Large Meteor

On Friday morning, November 04, 2022, before the early rise of the sun, Manitoba’s skies caught a glimpse of a vast meteor that lit up almost all of Southern Manitoba. Many people were shocked by how bright, close and clear it was.

The beautiful meteor was spotted at approximately six am. Meteor showers indeed happen every day all the time. Still, this one was special because it was way bigger than what is normally seen.

Scott Young, a Manitoba Museum Astronomer, said, “once- or twice-in-a-lifetime experience. We’re getting lots and lots of reports. It’s that wonderful time of the year when it’s dark as people get up. So a lot of people saw it. It seems to be the bigger cousin of the typical shooting star. If you saw it, you should count yourself lucky.”

Many Manitobans witnessed the meteor because it lit up their entire house. If the curtains were open, it seemed that almost the sun had risen for a couple of seconds. “[The sky] lit up like somebody was coming through the yard with a big big, huge light shining on our house,” said a Manitoban.

Manitoba is blessed with the most beautiful displays in its skies every once in a while. Those things really give all Manitobans a refreshing memory. Manitoba may get another beautiful meteor sometime soon.


– Halla Alhamed, U Multicultural

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of U Multicultural.

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