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2021-04-13 10:20:17 AM  
Flaming Florida Streetlight
 
2021-04-13 11:47:58 AM  
I'm not sure who "him" is, but I assume it's this guy.
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2021-04-13 11:55:14 AM  
Size of the suspected asteroid? Did it skip off the atmosphere? PBS is usually better than this.
 
2021-04-13 11:55:47 AM  
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Mildly concerned.
 
2021-04-13 11:56:13 AM  
A Predator just landed.

Somebody call Danny Glover. I dont care if he isgetting too old for this sh*t.
 
2021-04-13 11:56:16 AM  
Damn it, that was our best shot of getting rid of Florida! Nice try, meteor.
 
2021-04-13 12:01:19 PM  
Taking aim...
 
2021-04-13 12:09:58 PM  
Read the link, got as far as

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/13/986664​2​16/what-is-that-in-the-sky-floridians-​catch-meteors

and got way too interested.

Was so sad when it finished

-close-brush-with

:-(

Stupid URLs no apostrophes.
 
2021-04-13 12:10:14 PM  

NINEv2: Size of the suspected asteroid? Did it skip off the atmosphere? PBS is usually better than this.


Bolide. Showy. Explodes in the atmosphere. Sometime you can find fragments on the ground. It died better than it lived... "Dramatically".
 
2021-04-13 12:11:46 PM  
That article really pissed me off - unnecessarily building up tension about how some people thought it was a close call with an expected asteroid flyby:

"There's disagreement online over whether the Monday night visitor was the asteroid 2021 GW4 that was expected to make a close shave with Earth's surface Monday evening."

And continuing on like that for a few paragraphs before finally dismissing it:

"Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Center for Astrophysics, shared from his personal Twitteraccount that the phenomenon seen in Florida had nothing to do with GW4."

The majority of science journalists in the US need a swift kick to the head.
 
2021-04-13 12:14:56 PM  
Remember the times when the "news" were actually illustrated with the photos and not links to the farking
twitter?
Good old days...
 
2021-04-13 12:18:23 PM  
I thought I saw an odd lightening flash in the windows last night even though it wasn't the weather for it and there wasn't any thunder.
 
2021-04-13 12:21:05 PM  

Samfucious: That article really pissed me off - unnecessarily building up tension about how some people thought it was a close call with an expected asteroid flyby:

"There's disagreement online over whether the Monday night visitor was the asteroid 2021 GW4 that was expected to make a close shave with Earth's surface Monday evening."

And continuing on like that for a few paragraphs before finally dismissing it:

"Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Center for Astrophysics, shared from his personal Twitteraccount that the phenomenon seen in Florida had nothing to do with GW4."

The majority of science journalists in the US need a swift kick to the head.


There was an article, I think on fark, about a women who died after taking coronavirus vaccine.. because she was hit by a car.

That is grotesquely irresponsible.
 
2021-04-13 12:32:24 PM  
From the headline alone, I thought Joe Piscopo had a near death experience.
 
2021-04-13 12:52:41 PM  
OMG, how is his news? Are there really that many snowflakes out there that have never spent a night outside watching the stars. Shooting stars are the highlight of the evening.
 
2021-04-13 12:53:26 PM  

awruk!: Remember the times when the "news" were actually illustrated with the photos and not links to the farking
twitter?
Good old days...


Nah man, that was a pretty lucky video capture. Don't have to pirate it when you can just link directly to it.
 
2021-04-13 1:02:55 PM  

Spectrum: I'm not sure who "him" is, but I assume it's this guy.
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That company's dark beer (Maduro) is my go-to for making belgian beef stew or dark beer bread.  Good stuff.
 
2021-04-13 1:11:01 PM  

Sim Tree: Samfucious: That article really pissed me off - unnecessarily building up tension about how some people thought it was a close call with an expected asteroid flyby:

"There's disagreement online over whether the Monday night visitor was the asteroid 2021 GW4 that was expected to make a close shave with Earth's surface Monday evening."

And continuing on like that for a few paragraphs before finally dismissing it:

"Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Center for Astrophysics, shared from his personal Twitteraccount that the phenomenon seen in Florida had nothing to do with GW4."

The majority of science journalists in the US need a swift kick to the head.

There was an article, I think on fark, about a women who died after taking coronavirus vaccine.. because she was hit by a car.

That is grotesquely irresponsible.


Oh, god! Which vaccine was it?

/ Warning: side effects may include getting hit by motor vehicles.
 
2021-04-13 1:16:28 PM  
What is that light?
Is it a meteor?
Is it getting bigger?
Then it hit me.
 
2021-04-13 1:27:36 PM  

Evil Mackerel: [Fark user image 400x320]

Mildly concerned.


Just watched this movie last weekend with my kids.The scene where the alien probe goes through the house completely freaked out my 10 year old son. I remember feeling the same way he did back then. Classic film

/and the Bluray restoration is fantastic.
 
2021-04-13 1:29:45 PM  

Sim Tree: Samfucious: That article really pissed me off - unnecessarily building up tension about how some people thought it was a close call with an expected asteroid flyby:

"There's disagreement online over whether the Monday night visitor was the asteroid 2021 GW4 that was expected to make a close shave with Earth's surface Monday evening."

And continuing on like that for a few paragraphs before finally dismissing it:

"Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Center for Astrophysics, shared from his personal Twitteraccount that the phenomenon seen in Florida had nothing to do with GW4."

The majority of science journalists in the US need a swift kick to the head.

There was an article, I think on fark, about a women who died after taking coronavirus vaccine.. because she was hit by a car.

That is grotesquely irresponsible.


anything to get a click these days,
 
2021-04-13 1:41:50 PM  
Rent-free, subby. Rent-free.
 
2021-04-13 1:53:54 PM  
ah submitter, use of irony tag for meteorite?  Feh!
 
2021-04-13 2:11:35 PM  
Florida Man here, we were on the boat last night heading back to the boat ramp and got to see this.

I have wanted to see a bolide my entire life, it was spectacular. It lit up the scenery like daylight for a split second, and the "explosion" turned into bright red and orange "flares" peeling off, and then it just sort of blinked out of existence.

One of the absolute most amazing things I have ever seen.

Based on the red/orange color, I initially assumed it was space junk reentering, but now it seems consensus says it was a bolide.

Very excellent.
 
2021-04-13 2:14:57 PM  
Nothing to see her foiks, just a Vulcan research vessel forced to jettison its matter-antimatter reactor.  Move along now.
 
2021-04-13 2:33:08 PM  
Even worser:

According to NASA, an asteroid is a small, rocky object that orbits the sun. A meteor is what happens when a meteoroid - a small piece of an asteroid or comet - burns up upon entering Earth's atmosphere, creating a streak of light in the sky.

I'm pretty sure that's B.S.
me·te·or
noun:  small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light.

me·te·or·ite
noun: meteor that survives its passage through the earth's atmosphere such that part of it strikes the ground. More than 90 percent of meteorites are of rock, while the remainder consist wholly or partly of iron and nickel.

I always think of it as a meteor until it hits the ground.  Admittedly, I'm weird like that.  And any number of other ways too.
 
2021-04-13 3:17:39 PM  

rainbowbutter: ah submitter, use of irony tag for meteorite?  Feh!


If it were a stony body would it need the much discussed but yet to materialize "spliffy" tag?
 
2021-04-13 3:17:46 PM  
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2021-04-13 3:18:54 PM  
I'm getting Chicxulub flashbacks. Woof.
 
2021-04-13 3:19:31 PM  
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2021-04-13 3:26:46 PM  

IDisME: Even worser:

According to NASA, an asteroid is a small, rocky object that orbits the sun. A meteor is what happens when a meteoroid - a small piece of an asteroid or comet - burns up upon entering Earth's atmosphere, creating a streak of light in the sky.

I'm pretty sure that's B.S.
me·te·or
noun:  small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light.

me·te·or·ite
noun: meteor that survives its passage through the earth's atmosphere such that part of it strikes the ground. More than 90 percent of meteorites are of rock, while the remainder consist wholly or partly of iron and nickel.

I always think of it as a meteor until it hits the ground.  Admittedly, I'm weird like that.  And any number of other ways too.


New to you most likely - you've been struck by many meteors.

Hydrometeors = Raindrops.

I could go on; I have a degree in meteorology and several college astronomy courses and a goshawful amount of math and physics under my belt.
 
2021-04-13 6:23:58 PM  
Obviously a trial run:

Xindi Attack Earth
Youtube A8zsdIQe9UQ
 
2021-04-13 9:41:45 PM  
I was in bed but I'm pretty sure I saw the sky flash. I thought I imagined it but now I know.
 
2021-04-14 11:14:14 AM  
Mar a lago was the intended target but they missed.
 
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