Asteroid attack? Large fireballs change night into day over Wisconsin and Illinois, Brazil while Comet 45P approaches Earth

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Is there an asteroid attack? After three near misses in nearly 2 weeks, now two large fireballs have changed the night into day over Wisconsin and Illinois and Brazil while Comet 45P approaches Earth.

The American Meteor Sciaty has received over 170 reports from IL, WI, MI, IN, OH, IA, NY, Ontario, KY and MN about a fireball event that occurred on Monday, February 6th 2017 around 01:27CST (07:31 UT.).

The green fireball was seen primarily from Illinois and Wisconsin but witnesses from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, New York, Kentucky, Minessota and Ontario (Canada) also reported the event.

The preliminary estimated trajectory plotted from the witness reports shows the meteor was traveling from the Southwest to Northeast and ended its flight on the Lake Michigan somewhere between Sheboygan, Wi and Manitowoc wi as shown in this last video:

A brght fireball was also spotted by Brazilian Cameras end of January 2017:

In the last 3 weeks, three NEOs shaved the Earth at a distance closer than the Earth-Moon. Now, A small comet named “45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova” is approaching Earth. At closest approach on Feb. 11th, the comet will be 7.4 million miles from our planet, visible in binoculars and small telescopes.

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Michael Jäger of Stixendorf, Austria, took the picture on Dec. 31, 2016, just as the comet was swinging around the sun en route to Earth. 45P’s icy nucleus has been heated by solar radiation, causing it to spew brightening jets of gas into the comet’s green atmosphere. The green color is caused by diatomic carbon, C2, a gas which glows green in the near-vacuum of space emitted by the nucleus. via Space Weather

This is the 8th closest pass of any comet in the modern era (since ~1950, when modern technology started being used to study comets). It will only be 31 times farther from Earth than the Moon.

Is there a comet/asteroid attack currently going on?

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  1. The Comet that fragmented and impacted Jupiter awhile back had multiple explosions that were estimated to be the size of the Earth.Thank God the planet’s gravity is powerful enough to be the solar system’s Vacuum cleaner. Thanks