It may not have been as spectacular as the space rock that streaked across the skies above Russia late Thursday, but the Bay Area’s close encounter with a meteor Friday night was drawing its own attention on social networks.
Comments on Twitter indicated the object that flashed across the horizon around 7:45 p.m. was blue in color and visible throughout the Bay Area and large areas of the West Coast, with at least one reported sighting in Washington state.
Amateur video footage broadcast on KTVU-2 showed a bright streak lasting approximately five seconds that appeared to head downward. Some viewers described it as a firework in the night sky.
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Scientists insist that this rash of meteor sightings have absolutely positively no connection whatever to that asteroid near miss and they don’t care how astronomical the odds are that this is all just coincidental.
I’m going to offer up a theory. That these big rocks sometimes acquire a cloud of smaller rocks as they travel the depths of space and then as they near Earth, the big rock my miss the planet, but some of these smaller stowaways are drawn in by the planet’s stronger gravity. Plausible? You be the judge.