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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Hours after a meteor exploded over Russia and injured more than 1,000 people and an asteroid passed relatively close to Earth, residents in California reported seeing an unusual flash of light over the San Francisco Bay area that left many startled and thrilled.

Based on reports, the light streaking in the Northern California sky was a sporadic meteor, or fireball, and not a major event, said Mike Hankey, operations manager for the American Meteor Society, based in Genesee, N.Y. The group recorded at least 35 reports of the event, he said.

"Fireballs happen every single night, all around the world," he said.

Experts say smaller meteorites hit earth five to 10 times a year but chances of a large meteor passing, such as the one that streaked over Chelyabinsk, Russia, are much rarer. Another meteor landed in the Bay Area in October and caused a loud sonic boom, a sound that could have been from the meteor traveling faster than the speed of sound, officials said at the time.

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Nothing new, especially for 'Frisco of late - two big ones have entered that airspace since last fall; the one in October. & another the article missed in January.

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Weather baloon

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Planet reflection

:D :rofl:

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I was waiting for a UFO story to show itself lol

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Torsion Fields

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USS Enterprise, in accidental time warp.

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Please allow me...

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i was chatting with my local news weatherman and he thinks were caught in some type of debris field, makes sense since cuba also had an incident. still concerning to say the least.

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The Cuba incident turned out to be a hoax - a bit of me-too-ism in light of the attention their major patron was getting.

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Not another school shooting?

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What I found odd was, for weeks on the bloated broadcasting corporation, a.k.a as the BBC, they ran stories about a Meteor coming close to earth.

It was 17,000 miles away.

Why this was news is beyond me.

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It was a big deal because an asteroid passing within 17,000 miles, closer than communications satellites, is considered a very close near-miss. One little nudge, gravitational or being hit by another body, a few weeks ago could have parked that sucker in someones back yard - a very bad day.

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Nah, just swamp gas

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What I found odd was, for weeks on the bloated broadcasting corporation, a.k.a as the BBC, they ran stories about a Meteor coming close to earth.

It was 17,000 miles away.

Why this was news is beyond me.

Because in the context of space that is VERY close.

The earth is roughly 7,900 miles in diameter, so it was just over two earths away.

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USS Enterprise, in accidental time warp.

Cute. Now what's that got anything to do to this thread?

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its quite obviously doctor who with a fully functional chameleon cloak for the tardis checking up on us

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Cute. Now what's that got anything to do to this thread?

Same thing that 'Weather balloon' and 'swamp gas' does.

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It was a big deal because an asteroid passing within 17,000 miles, closer than communications satellites, is considered a very close near-miss. One little nudge, gravitational or being hit by another body, a few weeks ago could have parked that sucker in someones back yard - a very bad day.

It missed us by 15 minutes.

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I slept thru it... LOL

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There's a ball of fire above all of us for half the day anyway so I don't see a reason for concern.

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We'll be seeing balls of light for the next few weeks as people are still a bit nervous after the Russian incident.

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^ Just think of how spooked the aliens are. ;)

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^ Just think of how spooked the aliens are. ;)

They probably caused the whole thing, knowing them. :p

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