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?