Welsh Witness Sight & Sound of Streak From Space!

August 28, 2012 at 9:48 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, environmental issues, extraterrestrial studies, historic review, science and technology, web gossip)

Residents of Cwmbran, South Wales got a spectacular show last night!  It was after 11 p.m. British Standard Time that a celestial object entered Earth’s atmosphere, over this area of Great Britain.  An explosion occurred, causing the sound of a sonic boom, accompanied by a brilliant light show!

The people of this region of The United Kingdom were stunned before bedtime last night by an explosion!  An orange-white object zipped across the night sky, finally exploding over this Welsh township.  Witnesses say that a sonic boom happened between sixty and one-hundred miles above land.  People were able to see it for at least a two-hundred mile radius!

This particular meteoric explosion was from a bolide.  This is what meteors that actually enter the atmosphere and explode are called.  Bolides of at least minimal size can be seen at points around the globe roughly once every twenty hours.

Overall, meteors and meteorites strike Earth every day.  Most of them are insignificantly small, as they mainly explode over minimally populated regions of the planet.  It is estimated that nearly 20,000 of them can be seen in the skies daily, as the majority streak over the oceans.  Some of these are referred to as micrometeroids, which deposit nearly 100 tons of dust around the globe, daily!

The entrance of this particular meteor into Earth’s atmosphere, over Welsh land, created a sonic boom!  Residents of Cwmbran, South Wales said that they were awakened by the explosive sound, accompanied by car alarms being set off, and windows being shaken.  People who actually were present for the incident say that an orange and white streak skimmed across the sky, followed by a boom that even shattered some windows!



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