Atmospheric astonishments

Posted by: Matthew Trost

Sometimes when you’re busy peering into space, space comes to you. This chance footage of a huge meteor rocketing through the sky is just awesome:

Many lucky witnesses were also treated to a sonic boom. Did any Canadian or northern-U.S. TEDsters see this in person? (Or hear odd noises on your mobile devices around 5pm MST on Thursday?) Do tell!

Comments (3)

  • Deborah Bradley commented on Nov 24 2008

    Too bad I only saw this on tv. I would have been nice if I saw that in person.

  • Tony Comstock commented on Nov 24 2008

    I was in bed in Montauk NY in the early evening when there was a bright light in a West facing window. At first I thought it was a helicopter (we get training overflights from an airbase in Westhampton.) Then I realized it was the biggest, longest lasting meteor I’d seen in nearly 40 years of looking at the night sky!

  • Matthew Jakes commented on Nov 29 2008

    Wow.. this is crazy!