Skip to comments.This Town Celebrates Every New Year with a Falling [simulated] Meteor
Posted on 01/03/2014 5:34:07 PM PST by BenLurkin
The popular jazz tune Stars Fell on Alabama was inspired in part by the Leonid meteor shower in November of 1833, sometimes referred to as the night the stars fell. But the central region of Alabama region has a history of meteor impacts, including a massive impact over 84 million years ago. The town of Wetumpka, Alabama sits in the middle of an ancient 8-kilometer-wide impact crater that was blasted into the bedrock, creating the unique geology of what is now Elmore County.
To celebrate this striking heritage, Wetumpka celebrates every New Years Eve with a spectacular recreation of a falling, exploding meteor.
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Great story. Been trying to find the recording of the time when I was in the Million Dollar Band. We did that song and it always brought tears to me eyes every time we played it. Still does.
Frankie Laine Stars Fell On Alabama (very tasty)
Patti Page - Stars Fell On Alabama (very lovely)
I always wondered about those “Stars Fell Over Alabama” specialty license tags, now I know. Went looking for some decent photos of the modern landscape showing the apparently very unusual geology in and around Wetumpka, found it here:
Loveley and classy.
Cool site. Thanks!