Wednesday, September 13, 2006

More on Meteors

Here is a link to the news story about yesterday's meteor. Apparently quite a few people saw the fireball, though I missed that part of the excitement because I was inside at the time. The sonic boom was heard over about half of the South Island as it sped through the atmosphere.

8 comments:

Carrie said...

Wow! That is so fascinating! Another thing learned today. Didn't hear anything of it in our part of the world.

Deb R said...

That's amazing to think the meteor was so small and still heard over so large an area. Wow!

Ravvy said...

COR! now thats something you dont see everyday!!!!

Glad no one was hurt by it - meteors sorta freak me out a bit - i always imagine the movie 'Armageddon' when i think of them... and then i think 'Well, Ima-gettin outta here!!!'

Facinating stuff - sorry my post had to be so long for you to read! Hope it was interesting somewhat! :D

paris parfait said...

Wow! Well that's something that doesn't happen every day (thank goodness). Thanks for the link.

Tia said...

WOW! How interesting!! I would have love to hve experienced that! We also apparently had a 6.3 earthquake in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and many people here felt it - but not I....

utenzi said...

I'm in the wrong part of the world to have heard or seen the meteor, Catherine. It sounds like it'd have been something to experience--though at the time it could have been a mite scary! I've been around hurricanes and tornados but never a meteor.

Michele sent me to your distant shores, Catherine.

tommy said...

michele sent me.

a couple of weeks ago I saw more and larger shooting stars than I've seen in a long time. I didn't hear anything, but I did see one that left a smoke trail behind it.

Carmi said...

You were there. You heard it. And that is SO COOL!

Sometimes, I go outside and wait for the International Space Station to fly overhead (thank goodness for heavens-above.com). I feel connected to the larger world as I sit on the big rock in my front yard and stare skyward.