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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Northwest Meteor Puts On A Show

I understand the math, but it still amazes me how bright meteors can seem from a long distance. Check out this video from the National Guard Base just south of Boise of a meteor that lit up the sky over the northwest yesterday:



Looks pretty close, huh? By most reports, though, it actually flamed out over eastern Washington, a couple hundred miles northwest of here.

Update 0808 21 Feb: What with the meteor, last night's lunar eclipse, and this morning's 6.3 earthquake a couple hundred miles south of here, can you imagine what superstitious people would have been thinking had all these things happened a couple hundred years ago in such a short period of time?

2 Comments:

Blogger Astro_Nuke said...

There is a Lunar Eclipse tonight too 20:01 MST

2/20/2008 9:10 AM

 
Anonymous Alan said...

I think it is the end of times, and we're all doomed. Idaho turns out lots of folks to vote Dem, of course the earth is shaking. The meteor is just an exclamation point.

Go out now and buy your Harley on credit; you'll never have to pay for it. Oh, and stock up on bibles. Grab a Koran and a Torah just in case. And a Book of Morman.

2/21/2008 8:15 PM

 

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