Thursday, April 15, 2010

Goodness gracious

Dan Satterfield linked on his facebook page this news video of the meteor that lit up the midwest last night:

The Christian Science Monitor (which has a great photo of the fireball) says
A large flash of light at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night – described as a fireball in the sky by eyewitnesses from Wisconsin to Missouri – was most likely a meteor from the ongoing Gamma Virginids meteor shower.
It is unknown whether the meteor in Wisconsin, which was seen flying eastward at an altitude of 6,000 to 12,000 feet, hit the ground or burned up in the atmosphere.
There's more at that link.

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