Did you hear that loud bang over central New York on Wednesday just after noon Eastern time? Did you also feel your house shaking?
You weren’t the only one! This mysterious loud boom and bright flash was caused by the explosion of a meteor fireball falling towards Earth.
I'm in Central NY outside of Syracuse. About half hour ago heard big boom and house shook. Reports coming in from cities, towns & villages from miles around. Fire & police trying to find cause…— Eva Salvagni? (@EvaSalvagni) December 2, 2020
And the space rock didn’t stop over NYC, but was reported flying in the sky over Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennslyvania, and Virginia as well as Ontario, Canada. What a show!
As I have already written in this post, fireball, comets and meteorites are often accompanied by a sonic boom when they rip through the atmosphere.
A camera mounted to the CN Tower in Toronto caught the fiery event. And the camera caught a weird black object but officials aren’t sure what it is or whether it is related to the deflagration.
Such a daylight meteor is quite rare. And I would guess that only big space rocks can be seen by people on the ground during the day.
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