Yesterday, while taking Mamie out for a noon stroll, I heard a BOOM!. We have roofers here in the complex, but this was too loud for anything they might be doing. A felled tree? This didn’t have that reverberation you often hear, and again, it was too loud. But there was only the one, and the skies were bluebird blue.
Turns out it was the fireball of a disintegrating meteor landing in western New York state, almost 300 miles away. It was seen from Ontario to Virginia, with reports of sightings from seven different states.
My biggest concern at the time? That it might be thunder, which would have meant a shaking dog for the rest of the afternoon.
It amazes me that the sound could travel so far!ReplyDelete
Wow - for the sound to travel that far it must have been LOUD closer to the event.ReplyDelete
It didn't bother Mamie? I am surprised.
Nope. She just went right on sniffing a nearby bush like it was fine wine.Delete
wow. I caught a glimpse of a fireball once. it was so quick I wasn't sure I saw it. don't remember any sound though.ReplyDelete
I read about this yesterday, and now I'm jealous of you. What a great thing to have happen.ReplyDelete
That is so cool! 2020 is not complete without having a meteor shatter above your head, or a few miles away, BOOM. Thunder rumbles and is unpredictable I understand Mamie's terror!ReplyDelete
This must be the one that I've read about somewhere. In fact, I saw a clip of the sudden flash.ReplyDelete
Wow. How often do those fireballs land on earth instead of just whizzing by, I wonder?ReplyDelete
If you heard it from far away, imagine the power of that explosion!! So glad it did not hit earth with a big bang.ReplyDelete
Or THE Big Bang!Delete
Wow! I hadn't heard about that! Did it actually hit the ground or was it more of a sonic boom? I'll have to look it up!ReplyDelete
I think it burnt up in the atmosphere over a lake in New York.Delete