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Don't be alarmed if you've noticed people traipsing through fields south of town carrying golf clubs with the heads removed.
It's all in the name of science.
On Sept. 25 at 9:03 p.m., the sky lit up with a fireball that scientists believe crashed somewhere in a 12-square-kilometre patch of land near the edge of the Niagara Escarpment above Grimsby.

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Astronomers at the University of Western Ontario are asking residents around Grimsby, Ont., to help in the hunt for one or more possible meteorites.
The university says its network of all-sky cameras recorded a "brilliant fireball" over the west end of Lake Ontario on Sept. 25 at 9:03 p.m.


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Western astronomers capture spectacular meteor footage and images
Astronomers from The University of Western Ontario have released footage of a meteor that was approximately 100 times brighter than a full moon. The meteor lit up the skies of southern Ontario two weeks ago and Western astronomers are now hoping to enlist the help of local residents in recovering one or more possible meteorites that may have crashed in the area of Grimsby, Ontario.


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SOMN Fireball event of September 25, 2009
At 9:03 pm on Friday night September 25, 2009 (01:03 UT Sept 26) seven all-sky cameras of Western's Southern Ontario Meteor Network (SOMN) recorded a brilliant fireball in the evening sky over the west end of Lake Ontario.
The fireball was seen widely by observers throughout southern Ontario and adjacent areas. The fireball was first detected by Western's camera systems at an altitude of 100km over Guelph moving southeastwards at 20.8 km/s. The meteoroid was initially the size of a child's tricycle. At its brightest, the fireball was approximately 100 times as bright as the full moon.

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Fireball lights up GTA - VIDEO

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Andrea Lavigne was driving west on Carling Ave. near Britannia Rd. Friday night when a large ball of white fell from the sky just over the horizon.
It was about 9 p. m. and she was on the phone with her husband who was at work at the Adobe building in Little Italy.
Before Lavigne could finish saying "Something just fell from the sky," one of her husband's co-workers said "holy feck" because he saw the same mysterious shape.

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While he can't find any sign of it now, Whitby resident Allen Plourde is convinced he saw Friday night's meteor hit near a high school.
The unexpected celestial event caught the attention of many people across southwestern Ontario when it lit up the night sky just after 9 p.m. before zipping out of sight.

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