February 8, 2013

Scientists Yearn to Catch a Moon

Ivan Semeniuk, The Globe & Mail


AP Photo

If you were looking up at the right place at the right time 100 years ago next Saturday, you might have seen something very special.

On Feb. 9, 1913, the night lit up unexpectedly as dozens of brilliant fireballs blazed across the sky in a slow and stately procession. The rare spectacle was witnessed along a narrow track that stretched from central Alberta to the south Atlantic.

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