Wednesday, January 17, 2018

So, who's in Michigan?

Quite the light show, according to my Michigan friends (of whom I have a number).

Yes, it was a meteorite. And yes, it hit, in several pieces, a bit northwest of Detroit. It was most likely a "stony" asteroid - that is to say, a rock. It produced seismic effects (which are not considered an earthquake, but which measured about 2.0 on the Richter scale). The estimated size? About that of a typical cargo van.

And no, we didn't see it coming. We're still practicing that.

No injuries or damage, just some spectacular fireworks courtesy of outer space. I'm kind of jealous.