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Markus Harvey snapped this incredible photo of the night sky over Maugerville NB. It was taken in the fall of 2009. Read more: http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/mysterious-light-seen-in-the-sky-over-maritimes-1.1734081#ixzz2wK26Fkw0

[caption id="attachment_81699" align="aligncenter" width="620"]A Nova Scotia Webcams' image captured a bright light in the sky near the Masstown Market. The group said the image isn't as bright as it would have been to the human eye. (Nova Scotia Webcams) A Nova Scotia Webcams' image captured a bright light in the sky near the Masstown Market. The group said the image isn't as bright as it would have been to the human eye. (Nova Scotia Webcams)[/caption]

People from around the Maritime were calling to report a bright fireball that they saw in the sky.

Nova Scotia RCMP say they received a couple calls from people in Chester area just after 5 o’clock.

“They described it as a yellow flare in the sky,” explains Sergeant Alain Leblanc. “But that’s all we know.”

One man said that it lit up the entire sky and he believes he caught the very end of it when he looked out the window. The man reported that it was almost like a meteor, but, not quite the same. It was in the northern part of the sky.

Rick Parker, who lives on Mattatall Lake near Wentworth, N.S., told the CBC, the light was so bright it got him out of bed.

“It was a bright light and it lit up the whole sky, and when I looked out the window, I just saw what appeared to be maybe the tail end of it, if you like, and it was almost like a meteor but not the same," he said. "It was falling in the northern horizon.”

The International Space Station reports that it was passing over the area at the time of the sightings. The man who saw the lights said that he has seen them passing over before and this was not the same. He claims it was much brighter than that. NASA reported that there was a piece of space debris that was also in the sky at the time.

[caption id="attachment_81700" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Markus Harvey snapped this incredible photo of the night sky over Maugerville NB. It was taken in the fall of 2009.    Markus Harvey snapped this incredible photo of the night sky over Maugerville NB. It was taken in the fall of 2009.[/caption]

A firefighter from Fredericton said that he was on his way home from a fire call when he saw the light. He thought it was a plane that was crashing because whatever it was appeared to be on fire. He saw flames and sparks; and it went down below the tree-line. Other witnesses said that it made a sound like thunder when they saw it. No one is quite sure what they saw; however, it was enough to cause a great deal of ruckus across a huge span of Canada that night.

Did you see the Fireball last night? Let us know in the comment section below.

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'Fireball' in sky over Maritime Canada seen by dozens
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/fireball-in-sky-over-maritime-canada-seen-by-dozens-1.2576708

Mysterious light seen in the sky over Maritimes
http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/mysterious-light-seen-in-the-sky-over-maritimes-1.1734081

Sean is a London (Ontario) based writer, and has been writing full-time for eCanadaNow since May of 2005, covering Canadian topics and world issues. Since 2009, Sean has been the lead editor for eCanadaNow. Prior to his work writing and editing for the eCanadaNow, he worked as a freelancer for several Canadian newspapers.. You can contact Sean at {Sean at ecanadanow.com] Google

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