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Video: Another Meteor Flashes Across SF Bay Area Skies

Another Meteor Flashes Across Bay Area Skies - VIDEO


CBS KPIX Channel 5
February 15, 2013 | 11:45PM

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — On the heels of a close fly-by of an asteroid 17,000 miles from Earth on Friday morning and a devastating meteor that landed in Russia, Bay Area stargazers caught a glimpse of another meteor Friday night.

Social media users reported seeing the blue flash of the meteor flying west around 8 p.m. Friday night, and sightings were reported throughout the Bay Area, from Santa Clara to Fairfield, and even in the Central Valley cities of Fresno and Stockton.

Jonathan Braidman, an astronomer with the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, said that it appears that the three astronomical events seen Friday are unrelated.

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Is see where this is going

We are going to be forced to pay for an astroid defense system costing hundreds of billions of dollars, and someone like Lockheed Martin will get the contract.

"Because if it saves just ONE life, it's worth it!"

If you protest it, you'll be labaled as greedy and uncaring for the people who would be spared from these acts of nature.

There SHOULD be one built

If the Shoemaker/Levy strikes on Jupiter hit Earth, all life would be extinguished.

Though I guess even if our planet was destroyed at least we'd still have that money.

Looks like

A bit of a meteor cluster passing our orbit. Wouldn't surprise me to see more within the next week or so.

Scary to think that they can't even detect a meteor the size of the one in Russia.

Lucky it didn't hit a nuclear reactor or ammo dump.

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Thanks for posting.

Thanks for posting.

I missed it. Hmph.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Russian pond

looks like the the thing was dropped from straight down lol

Even with fresh snow it does look right. ie. symmetry


Yeah, noticed that too

It does seem odd that there is such a perfectly round hole to represent where the meteor hit the ice. It doesn't correspond with an angled descent. Always makes me wonder.

Shoot, I missed it.

I was out around 2030 hrs. :(

They say they can detect the

They say they can detect the big ones, but not so much the small ones.

So suppose there wasn't a big one coming, but rather a hail of small ones like this...like a flock of Geese during the fall months...