What a Blast!

No Politics Day was reeeeeealy niiiiiice. And then there was the icing on the cake… I was too far away from windows to see the flash but Mouse did. We all heard the “bang”. What the heck was that? Was it thundersnow? Thundersnow is rare but it does happen. I looked outside. It was NOT snowing. It was also VERY likely way too cold for thundersnow.

Social media provided the answer. The Michigan Meteor! Yes, a meteor apparently entered the atmosphere somewhere over southeast Michigan. It was apparently traveling fast enough to generate a Sonic Boom! Do you remember Sonic Booms? I do. Living near an air force base (Kincheloe) as a kid, we heard them pretty frequently. My WWII pilot dad loved them.

I’ll put in a little mini-plug for social media here. First, without social media, we may not have had a clue about the Michigan Meteor until maybe this morning. As it was, a few of my more stable facebook friends posted what they had seen. There followed almost 24 hours of kind of wild stuff, including a bunch of folks on one thread who were saying “I seen” this or that. The Commander’s ashes are churning at that incorrect verb tense – see, saw, had seen, etc. Jeebus.

Finally, The Scientists seem to have figured out that the meteor broke the atmosphere in Livingston County which is more or less north of us. No one is sure (yet) whether any pieces of the meteor made it to the ground – which would make them meteorITES. I didn’t know the difference between meteor and meteorite before. I am not a scientist, er, except that we are all scientists. At any rate, an area has apparently been identified where meteorites might have hit the ground and it is not all that far away from here.

This is not the first time that No Politics Day has included a Big Blast. I will never forget that the original gulf war (in modern times at least) began on NPD back in 1991. I’ll take a meteor over a war any time!

4 Responses to “What a Blast!”

  1. Sam Says:

    Huzzah! (On final statement….)

    BTW, in places hundreds of miles from MI, the report is the meteor was sighted in SE MI. While correct, that’s not helpful in pin-pointing it. I guess I could have Goooooo-ed, but I didn’t, so I’m glad to hear a narrower geographic area: Livingston County. Thnx, KW!

  2. Marquis Says:

    Happy Birthday!

  3. Margaret Says:

    Me too, meteor over a war, as long it doesn’t hit me. You do have exciting birthdays though. đŸ™‚

  4. l4827 Says:

    We saw, we heard, we felt-the meteor. Backyard searching continues …