Skip to comments.Massive fireball reported across Midwestern sky
Posted on 04/15/2010 12:15:13 PM PDT by autumnraine
Authorities in several Midwestern states were flooded Wednesday night with reports of a gigantic fireball lighting up the sky, the National Weather Service said.
The fireball was visible for about 15 minutes beginning about 10 p.m., said the National Weather Service in Sullivan, Wisconsin, just west of Milwaukee.
"The fireball was seen over the northern sky, moving from west to east," said the NWS in the Quad Cities area, which includes parts of Iowa and Illinois.
"Well before it reached the horizon, it broke up into smaller pieces and was lost from sight," the service said. "Several reports of a prolonged sonic boom were received from areas north of Highway 20, along with shaking of homes, trees and various other objects including wind chimes," it said.
It said the fireball was seen across parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. CNN affiliate WISN-TV said that people in Ohio also saw it.
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Coronal mass ejection. I had to look it up, though.
The Mother Ship at last.
Probably the Russians throwing our stuff out of “their” space station, since the “president” will render us powerless to stop them.
Reminds me of a roommate I had once.
And my wife even WARNED me not to launch all of those old firworks at once...
Sorry about that!
...and our little dog, too?
Separated At Birth?
God firing a warning shot across or bow....
The “visible for 15 minutes” statement doesn’t seem right.
How do we know it wasn’t AHMANUTJOB in Iran playing with his delivery systems? Would we ever be told if this was the case?
I watched it cruise by my patio doors and then saw a bright, greenish flash after it moved out of my field of view. At first I thought maybe I shouldn’t have had that second beer. Now I feel better.
That was my first thought as well. I also wonder if the headlines on Drudge about volcanic activity/ash have anything to do with the CME.
There was a dashcam video of a fireball last night...same one?
Nothing at all. Two entirely different things.
Give it a few seconds, pretty cool!
And you just said, “huh?” and went to bed? Is that right?
No climbing in the fallout shelter?
That’s pretty cool. Looks like a giant meteor.
Just dollars on their way from your wallet to the US treasury. Happens every year about this time.
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