A strange bang and flash of light sighted near Montreal on Tuesday night sparked many tweets of speculation as Quebeckers wondered what just happened.
The Montreal Gazette reported that Hudson, St-Lazare and other towns near Montreal heard a loud noise and saw a flash of blue-green light around 8 p.m. ET. People as far as upstate New York and Cornwall, Ont. also reported seeing the flash.
But what was the cause?
Fazekas told CTV that a meteor travels at up to 60,000 kilometres per hour and could emit a sonic boom as it enters the lower part of the atmosphere. That could explain the bang heard across the region.
He said it could take a few days for officials to gather evidence and determine whether or not it was a meteor.
The Gazette reports that neither Environment Canada nor the Sûreté du Québec were able to say what the source of the bang was on Tuesday night.
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