Look! Up in the sky!

Holy, crap, did you see this??????

Authorities in several Midwestern states were flooded Wednesday night with reports of a gigantic fireball lighting up the sky, the National Weather Service said.

The fireball was visible for about 15 minutes beginning about 10 p.m., said the National Weather Service in Sullivan, Wisconsin, just west of Milwaukee.

“The fireball was seen over the northern sky, moving from west to east,” said the NWS in the Quad Cities area, which includes parts of Iowa and Illinois.

“Well before it reached the horizon, it broke up into smaller pieces and was lost from sight,” the service said.



  1. #1 rob
    April 15, 2010

    i think “15 minutes” is probably “15 seconds”.

    but, hey, what’s a factor of 60 to the scientifically illiterate.

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    April 15, 2010

    Yeah, 15 minutes would probably a an orbit or two around the planet.

    Unless, of course, it was not a meteor….