I was expecting something big – on a date like
I’m sure there are many people out there right now speculating all sorts of things
I’m not one for conspiracies or anything but the truth is, we follow the JULIAN calendar. Jesus was not born in Dec or even in the winter. It was more like spring. The “birth” was associated with a star that was never seen otherwise. Could this have been the “star” that they saw that ONE night only?
If it is, then, this time, it’s come quite a bit closer. Is this the one thing that was seen all over the world and this ONE event – singular in nature for a one life time – could this have been a good marking point from which to MARK TIME?
If you haven’t invented the watch yet, then it certainly may be.
It would be interesting to find out if this was, indeed, the comet or asteroid that did a fly by 2000 years ago.
Huge Fireball Spotted Over Southeast US
Posted: Jan 11, 2011 11:05 PM by Rob Perillo
Updated: Jan 12, 2011 7:24 AM
At roughly 8:50pm local time an apparent meteor was spotted by observers in Acadiana including KATC’s Hoyt Harris. Hoyt and Acadiana were not alone in the observation with twitter reports(#flashoflight) from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida of a bright object in the sky at the same time.
A sonic boom was heard as far north as Western North Carolina where cloudy skies prohibited the viewing of the fireball. None of the reports in Acadiana mentioned a sonic boom.
The possible meteor was described as a large green ball (copper composition) with a trailing orange and yellow tail.
<there appears to have been the same spotting in Alabama. See the story below this one. >
While there were no major meteor showers in progress there could still be a random object striking the Earth’s atmosphere. Meteors as small as the size of a pea striking the Earth can put on quite a show, but many believe that this object was a lot larger.
As of press time there was no credible indication if the meteor reached the ground or just burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Apparently NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Near Earth Object did indicate a relatively “close” flyby of an asteroid this evening passing roughly 850,000 miles (more than 3 times the distance to the moon) from the Earth. This particular asteroid was estimated to be 25-60 feet in diameter, but it remains unclear if the possible meteor was debris associated with this asteroid or not.
There will likely be additional reports and more clarifying information Wednesday.
Ball of Fire Turns Out to be Meteor
UPDATED WITH VIDEO: The mysterious flash of light that many of our viewers reported seeing earlier Tuesday night was caused by a meteor strike in Oklahoma.
Mobile, ALABAMA – That’s according to CBS station KTHV in Little Rock, Ark. Around 8:30 p.m. we began receiving calls about a bright flash of light and a boom.
According to KTHV the flash of light was visible from Oklahoma to the Florida panhandle. They also report that the meteor hit near the Poteau Mountain.
CNN posted video from Ridgeland, Mississippi that shows a bright light illuminating the ground.
Authorities in Mississippi say they got about two dozen calls about the flash.
News 5 got an email from a viewer in Monroe County who saw three flashes in the sky to the west resembling a roman candle.