In Alberta, Canada, people suddenly saw a blue light in the sky that was deemed a nuclear attack. It was later discovered that it was a meteorite. The fireball caused by it was so huge that it was seen from the American border to the Arctic Circle. Many security cameras installed in these areas were seen.
One video saw so much light that even the dark black sky of the night shone. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) had more than 300 calls for meteorite sightings. Astronomer Dr. Chris Hurd of the University of Alberta told Canadian radio station 630 CHED mornings that some space rock had entered our atmosphere and burned due to friction.
Meteorites are only part of the asteroid. When an asteroid breaks due to some reason, a small piece of it gets separated from them which is called a meteoroid. When these meteorites reach close to the earth, they burn as they come in contact with the atmosphere and we see a light that looks like a shooting star, or a falling star, but they are not really stars.
It is not necessary that every meteorite gets burnt as soon as it comes to the earth. Some large-sized meteorites also land on the ground without burning and are then called meteorites. NASA’s Johnson Space Center maintains a collection of meteorites found in different corners of the world, and by studying these, layers of astroids, planets, and our solar systems are opened.