Meteor Crashing Near Lake Tahoe

Around 8AM this past Sunday morning, April 22nd, a meteor was reported crashing into Earth just south of the Lake Tahoe Basin! “Reports of a loud explosion and a fireball streaking through the sky over the California / Nevada border had local law enforcement agencies, astronomers and doomsday soothsayers alike all scrambling for answers.” The reports go on to say that the fireball was seen through parts of Las Vegas, and up into the Bay Area. “Although the Lyrid meteor shower was hitting its peak around the same time Saturday evening/Sunday morning, astronomers believe Sunday’s fireball sightings were merely coincidental.” –News reports here, here, here and here. The meteor was believed to be only a tiny bit smaller than this image! Scary space stuff!

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