Giant meteorite fireball hits Russia!

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YosemiteSteve

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 15, 2013 - 01:23am PT
Lots of great footage coming out of Russia right now!



Listen to this window breaking sonic boom!

YosemiteSteve

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2013 - 01:25am PT
another good boom:

YosemiteSteve

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2013 - 01:26am PT
This one is awesome, looks like it's coming right at the car:

YosemiteSteve

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2013 - 01:29am PT
Boom!

McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 15, 2013 - 01:30am PT
wow! amazing how bright it got.
John M

climber
Feb 15, 2013 - 01:38am PT
That was a lot of broken windows. Wow..
YosemiteSteve

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2013 - 01:43am PT
It's crazy, but this thing almost feels like a hoax in some way. All of these shots of broken windows, but we never actually see any glass fall.

I do think it's real, but man, sometimes it's hard to tell these days.
John M

climber
Feb 15, 2013 - 01:45am PT
http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/15/16969092-fireball-sparks-alarm-in-russia
YosemiteSteve

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2013 - 02:14am PT
Here's another good view of the fireball

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Feb 15, 2013 - 02:48am PT
Thanks YS! Crazy!!
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Feb 15, 2013 - 02:58am PT
Wow, these Russians are so nonchalant! I be screaming at least out of excitement at how cool this was. And problem something a bit more graphic for the ones that appeared to be approaching the area of the vehicles! :-)

Do all Russians drive around recording their daily routes? Or maybe these were police or other official vehicles that are required to record?

Very cool!

Eric
weezy

climber
Feb 15, 2013 - 04:02am PT
Do all Russians drive around recording their daily routes? Or maybe these were police or other official vehicles that are required to record?




http://www.animalnewyork.com/2012/russian-dashcam/
pell

Trad climber
Sunnyvale
Feb 15, 2013 - 04:17am PT
Do all Russians drive around recording their daily routes?

Almost all. A wide-angle loop-writing camcoder is really cheap. Sometimes it is the only chance to have a fair trial in Russia.

Here is an example why Russian drivers need camcoders:

Without camera this driver would get several years sentence (probably it's not bad at all, ref. 0:33 - it is mad to drive so close to pedestrian at that speed).
Norwegian

Trad climber
Pollock Pines, California
Feb 15, 2013 - 07:02am PT
i was half way up a route at sugarloaf,
climbing in the early morning light on
the west-facing aspect of my mountain
when the coloma meteor passed thru
our california sky.

for a second or two, the rock face
brightened as if high noon had arrived
with short notice.

so i turn around to see who's sparking
an arc welder at the bottom of my climb
and i see a bright giant glowing fireball
shooting (not to fast though, more like
a fast jet than a shooting star)
down the 50 corridor.

about 40 seconds later it detonates
and shakes all serenities within
two forevers, including me and
my hand jam in the mountain.

i had no phone or device,
so i was certain that we'd been bombed,
and that san francisco was in deteriorating
shambles. i calmly finished my pitch,
then rapped down, downed a beer,
and jugged my rope toward
the end of the world.

the only foe of the moment
was that my dog high-tailed it
outta there when the explosion occurred,
and it took me two trips back up to
sugarloaf to find her.

sweet sky candy on that one.
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 15, 2013 - 09:44am PT
not sure what is scarier the meteorite or the way that driver passed another car as they were passing a school bus.
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Feb 15, 2013 - 10:03am PT
Meteorite hits central Russia, more than 500 people hurt
By Natalia Shurmina and Andrey Kuzmin | Reuters 24 mins ago

http://news.yahoo.com/possible-meteor-shower-reported-eastern-russia-052833588.html


Sad for their pain and hurt.


can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Feb 15, 2013 - 10:15am PT
I wonder what NASA would do if they found out that an end of the world meteorite or other kind of large space debris was going to hit the earth soon?

Do they tell the population?

There's nothing we can do to avoid it so why have a "Lord of the Flies" party?
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 15, 2013 - 10:15am PT
Looks like a swarm

The shockwave hits about a minute into the vid.

Probably not produced by the same chunk that produced the contrail.



http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 15, 2013 - 11:07am PT
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/

you can watch today's flyby here:
http://www.space.com/19781-asteroid-2012-da14-flyby-webcasts.html

streaming live from JPL...


10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Feb 15, 2013 - 11:13am PT
It's time for a new ice age
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