Skip to comments.Massive Fireball Reported Across Midwestern Sky (Video)
Posted on 04/15/2010 4:58:06 PM PDT by Talkradio03
Video from CNN, on Drudge now, "a large meteorite could have caused the brilliant fireball that has been reported," the National Weather Service said..."The fireball was visible for about 15 minutes beginning about 10 p.m"...NWS got reports of a sonic boom...New video
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OMG! Where is Dennis Kucinich and his tin-foil hat?
It is plan 9 from outer space...Maximum Energy. Obamanauts Away!
Any freepers see it?
Is this ANOTHER one?
There was video this morning on FOX news that an Idaho police dashboard cam caught by luck.
Just my ex wife cooking again.....
TV series meteorite men have another episode...finally
>Any freepers see it?
From Freeper “stars & stripes forever”:
“My husband and I saw the fireball as we were coming home from church. It looked like a bright star; then it got larger and very bright before it exploded! The whole sky lit up.
It was a magnificent sight.”
Things are getting Biblical in scale.
“The fireball was visible for about 15 minutes ...” Um, then it was not a fireball, as in meteorite or meteor.
It was Obama and the dmeocrats!
Still how can that space station be safe with all these rocks passing through our orbit.
I hope not, all those ack, ack, acks are hard to take:).
Last night, around 10:05 pm CDT, sky watchers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Missouri witnessed a brilliant green fireball streaking across the sky. Images from a rooftop webcam in Madison, Wisconsin, show a brilliant midair explosion:
Credit: University of Wisconsin - AOS/SSEC
The fireball was caused by a small asteroid hitting Earth's atmosphere at a shallow angle. Preliminary infrasound measurements place the energy of the blast at 20 tons of TNT (0.02 kton), with considerable uncertainty. Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office estimates that the space rock was about 1 meter wide and massed some 1260 kg. "Fireballs of this size are surprisingly common," he notes. "They hit Earth about 14 times a month, on average, although most go unnoticed because they appear during the day or over unpopulated areas."
Many readers have asked if fragments of the meteoroid might have reached Earth. The answer is yes. Cooke advises looking directly underneath the fireball's debris trail, which was pinged by National Weather Service radars in Iowa. Click here and here for maps.
Never fear, we have Slim Whitman’s song, “Indian Love Call” to protect us ....
Zero said at NASA today that he expects to land on an asteroid, he just missed his chance
...perhaps they meant fifteen SECONDS...
It is extremely unlikely that a space rock will hit the Space Station. It's more likely to be struck by a piece of "space junk" (man-made objects zipping around Earth at speeds in excess of 15,000 miles per hour).
And just where will you stand to watch a meteorite for FIFTEEN MINUTES?
They probably meant the smoke trail from it lingered for about 15 minutes.
Here is an alternative link to the SpaceWeather.com piece I posted above (as opposed to a general link to their home page):
The report states that it entered the atmosphere at a *shallow* angle. This would have slowed it down significantly. The 15 minute time frame, I doubt, was from any one location. It probably was the duration of all of the observations combined. Some reports may have included the lingering smoke trail as well.
Swamp gas... nothing to see, move along.
Nope. Would have been cool though.
Keep in mind that this was NOT a standard meteor (sand-sized particle that zips across the sky) but rather a small asteroid passing through the atmosphere at a shallow angle.
Here’s a YouTube video of the famous Grand Tetons asteroid:
Oct 8, 1972 Grand Teton National Park USA:
Al Gore farted!
It’s a shame that the asteroid didn’t land on him, the human hemmorhoid.
Rick Sanchez just reported that the event was a real big word like Hawaii.
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