March 6, 2014

Fireballs brighter than full Moon over Canada and New Mexico (Videos) – Mar 6, 2014

Asteroid 2014 EC has zipped by Earth during its super-close flyby on Thursday (March 6). It was actually the third close flyby of an asteroid inside the orbit of the moon in the last two days, according to NASA.

The 25-foot-wide (8 meters) asteroid 2014 EC came within 38,300 miles (61,600 kilometers) of our planet. Asteroid 2014 EC came just one day after two other space-rock flybys.

On Wednesday (March 5), the 100-foot-wide (30 m) asteroid 2014 DX110 zipped within 217,000 miles (350,000 km) of Earth and a third asteroid, 2014 EF, which is closer in size to 2014 EC, with closest approach about twice as far from Earth as 2014 EC's closest approach," NASA officials wrote in an update today. space

And when an asteroid passes Earth, we can expect fireballs or meteor showers.

This morning a fireball exploded with a sonic boom over Yellowknife in Canada and an even brighter event happened over central New Mexico. The New Mexico fireball was brighter than the full Moon and shook houses from its sonic boom.

 

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