VIDEO: What Was This Fireball Seen Over the Skies of Billings?
December 30, 2021
Imagine all of the weird stuff that passed overhead, unnoticed and unremarked, in the days before the entire world was wired with motion-activated cameras? The very wonders of the universe zipped around in the night sky while we slept.
Well, not anymore. Now we see everything.
Like this, for instance: a Billings man captured some dramatic astronomical phenomena on his camera. In his own words, "Being an amateur astronomer who dabbles with astrophotography, I was thrilled to see my Ring camera overlooking my backyard had captured what appears to be a large fireball traveling through the skies. This event took place on December 21, 2021, at 3:30 am. Not sure if it was a large meteor or maybe a piece of space junk entering the atmosphere north of Billings, Montana. I am still researching to see if I can find out just what it was."
And, indeed, we're left to wonder what it is as well. Meteorite? Alien spacecraft in peril? Ill omen from the spirits? Your guess is as good as ours, unless you're an astronomer, in which case your guess is significantly better than ours.