A meteor streamed through the sky over San Francisco Friday night and the social media sites started buzzing about this sighting. According to ABC 15.com, on Friday night, Feb. 15, 2013, people in the Bay area saw a blue light flash across the sky.
The meteor exploding over Russia on Friday morning, caused injuries to over 1200 people, according to the New York Times. This was still very fresh in the minds of many when another space rock flew across the sky in California. According to “Fox and Friends” on Saturday, the meteorite over California was the size of a car. Russia’s meteor was the size of a bus.
San Francisco last had a meteor fly over in October, according to meteorologist Amber Sullins from ABC 15. Unlike the space rock that exploded in Russia, the meteor seen over San Francisco burnt out without an explosion.
“Fox and Friends” live on Saturday morning reports that the injuries suffered in Russia on Friday were mainly from flying glass after the sonic boom caused by the exploding space rock. It shattered windows in many homes and businesses.
The 2012 DA14 asteroid passed over the Earth yesterday without any incident, but one can’t help wonder if the space rocks, like the ones that flew over Russia and San Francisco, will continue in the coming days. The smaller meteors, like the one in Russia and the one seen in San Francisco last night, were not something that was on NASA’s scope.
The asteroid 2012 DA14, which offered a very uneventful passing, was being tracked for the last year after a dentist spotted the asteroid with his personal telescope and reported it. The meteor that exploded over Russia was a surprise, as was the one seen over San Francisco last night.
With two vehicle size meteors falling into the atmosphere in one day and an asteroid having a close call with Earth, according to Space.com, “it’s really starting to look like the sky is falling.” This will certainly give doomsday enthusiasts some food for thought!