Thursday, April 15, 2010

Breaking News: Colour Out of Space and Over Wisconsin!

In search of all things Lovecraftian and apocalyptic, Chrispy brings you metoeric news from around the world... :)

From Star Tribune (link embedded with title)
Last update: April 15, 2010 - 9:19 AM


A meteor ... provided a brilliant and entertaining light show across the Upper Midwest Wednesday night. {14 April 2010}

Just after 10 p.m., 911 call centers began to light up across at least six states, including Minnesota, as a bright light flashed across the sky from west to east.

The National Weather Service confirmed countless anecdotal accounts of the meteor late Wednesday, reporting that "a fireball or very bright meteor was observed streaking across the sky. The fireball was seen over the northern sky, moving from west to east. Well before it reached the horizon, it broke up into smaller pieces and was lost from sight."

In Davenport, Iowa, Weather service meteorologist Mike Zenner said staff members "could see it from the office and saw the explosion as it came down. You could see the smoke trail over by Dubuque. The sonic boom was really loud, lasted at least 30 seconds. It looked like it was coming out of southern Minnesota, heading to the east or southeast."

According to the weather service, it was seen across Minnesota, Iowa, northern Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and southern Wisconsin.

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