Monday, April 23, 2012

A Meteoroid the Size of a Mini-van Explodes over California

Source - Space Weather News for April 23, 2012:

SIERRA FIREBALL DECODED: An explosion over California that rattled homes across at least two states on Sunday, April 22nd, has been analyzed by NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office:  It was a natural meteoroid the size of a mini-van. Analysts say the space rock exploded in the atmosphere with an energy equal to nearly 4 kilotons of TNT and might have sprayed the Sierra Nevada mountains with meteorites.  Visit for more information.

AURORA WATCH:  At the time this alert is being written on April  23rd, a minor geomagnetic storm is underway. The storm is likely due to Earth's passage through the wake of a CME that swept past our planet earlier in the day.  Sign up for aurora alerts at (text) or (voice).

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