Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Big Bang

Last night I was sitting here watching a Nova program about black holes.  Half way into the show there was a huge explosion and the windows rattled.  I thought it might have been thunder or a neighbor crashing into their house.  Nothing followed.  No sirens.  I finished watching the program and then turned on the radio.

Apparently a meteor entered the atmosphere in the neighboring county and exploded.  I did not see the flash of light along with the noise as I have shutters on the windows.  This morning folks are out in the cold looking for remnants of the meteor.

The tremor registered 2.0 on the Richter Scale.  Were you in the path of this meteor?

11 comments:

  1. Wow, that must have been scary, interesting that you were watching a show about space when it happened.

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    1. I thought it was great sound effects, lol.

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  2. Glad it was not in your county Denise. Must have been a fairly big one. I started to watch that programme last week but the invalid wanted to go to bed.

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    1. Either the county to my east or my southwest. Seems they are not sure.

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  3. No, I wasn’ In the path but I saw the reports on TV news. An event of a lifetime. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Well, now the have changed the path saying that rather than exploding to the northeast of me, it is to the southwest. Whatever, it wss pretty loud.

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  4. How interesting. Please follow this up, Denise, with some more information. I was just reading on John Fioravanti's blog (John's Believe It Or Not -- he's a history teacher) about the meteorite that fell in British Columbia on January 18, 2000. Fascinating.

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    1. Seems like we still have very little really credible information. There is one picture of the flash that a local guy took. Lucky him cause I missed the flash. Have you seen the video of the one that crashed in Russia in 2013?

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  5. I love that you were watching a show about black holes when this happened - very fitting. Have a great day.

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  6. Wow. I've never had that happen. We once had a bomb go off in a park near our house, though.

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