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A writer and a tropical muse. A funky Lubavitcher who enjoys watching the weather, hurricanes, listening to music while enjoying life with a sense of humor and trying to make sense of it all!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Asteroid & Meteorite Today...Snow Tomorrow...


Click on the image above ... it's an image of the asteroid flying by at it's closest approach to our planet. I think... we think.  We are learning in real time as we discuss learning about spin times and how often an asteroid of this size and trajectory turns while it's speeding by this close to Earth.

Why is this important? Other than we have survived...

CNN and FOX left the story as soon as survived..by the way... but considering a 10 ton meteorite or fragment of an asteroid (we aren't sure...) exploded..crashed in Russia and over 1,100 people were injured.  That number is climbing by the way and majority of the destruction was from the explosion when it broke the sound barrier.. a massive blinding light and explosion that sounded like the end of the world. You have to think those witnessing it must have thought it was THE ASTEROID.. or something more bizarre depending on their own fears..  aliens? nuclear war? comets? What's your favorite fear you hide from others? What would you have thought?

Look at it.. is that Meteorite Set or Meteorite Rise?


Watch the video...

http://news.yahoo.com/meteor-explodes-over-russia-1-100-injured-175838744.html


What would you have gone through your mind?


What a day in the news for people who love weather, astronomy, geology and crazy conspiracy stories!!


http://rt.com/

Great job the Russians do these days with the news.. sometimes they cover the news here better than CNN...go figure.


Reminds me of the old days tracking the orbit of space capsules and splash down... 

Loved those stories...





As for me... now that I know we are home safe...


Let's turn our thoughts back to weather.............


That's the image posted at 3 PM... shortly after the asteroid passed us by...


The image will change in real time below:






Snow Cast for 12 hours from now...


Changing in real time... below:



The above image will change... let's see how good their forecasting is...

NWS Forecast for Saturday ... Shabbos...



What I love about weather is two days ago they said the slightest chance for some snow flakes..

Then......................they say maybe rain turning into some snow.. a mix...

Then.................they said there might be some accumulation...

NOW...they are saying... a small chance, snow banding... possible accumulation as high as .. 

3 to 4 inches... 

"we have to see where the snow sets up ..."

Keep watching... 

As for me... 

Going back to baking for Shabbos.

Personally... I got enough problems watching General Hospital/OLTL with the new old
story lines... 

Dr. Kevin is back........ Caleb.. 

Pick your poison round here on Planet Earth...and take a look back at 2 other asteroid impacts...

1908 Russia Again... 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event

A picture taken in 1927... of the flattened forests...



That asteroid that passed the earth was larger than 2 Semis... wow. The one in Russia was 10 tons. 

I wonder why one crashed landed forming a crater ... now a swamp in 1908...

... yet this one exploded into pieces...  

guess not all meteorites are not alike...

Who killed the dinosaurs...you know?

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/extinction/dinosaurs/asteroid.html

Something to think on...

Besos Bobbi






1 Comments:

At 11:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for share...

 

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