April 15th, 2010


Astro-Porn of the Day: Massive Fireball over the Midwest

Last night, a big ol' chunk of (probably) comet streaked across Midwestern skies. Here's a video taken by Howard County, Iowa, Sheriff's dash-cam:

From NOAA: "The fireball was seen across Northern Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Southern Wisconsin. 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. As of late Wednesday evening, it is unknown whether any portion of this meteorite hit the ground."