Seriously, a meteor struck in Russia today! They believe it is unrelated to the asteroid however.
A terrifying meteorite shower left 1,000 people injured, buildings devastated and the mobile network wiped out when it hit Russia this morning.
Brightly burning rocks could be seen for miles as they crashed at around 9.20am local time and one bystander described it 'like a scene from the Armageddon movie.'
The meteorite landed in a lake near Chebarkul, a town in the neighbouring Chelyabinsk region.
The city of Chelyabinsk, 900 miles east of Moscow and close to the Kazakhstan border, took the brunt of the super sonic impact.
Many of the injured had bloodied faces and one child's back was seen covered in blood.
Tim O'Brien, associate director of the University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory, said the injuries were caused when the meteor created a sonic boom.
'This reasonably large chunk of rock was moving faster than the speed of sound, maybe 20,000 miles per hour. It made a sonic boom in the atmosphere, and that hit buildings and shattered windows. That is what seems to have caused the injuries,' he explained.
However, there were no reports of fatalities and it was not immediately clear if any people were struck by fragments. - Finish reading here.
Did I predict this? Or what?
First the pope, then the lightning strike at St. Peter's, and then the Ball of Redemption! I'm the new Veronica Leuken!
We'd like to start organizing
pilgrimages to his house,
but can't guarantee he'll answer the door.
Editor's note: Just last night I was reading about the meteor that struck in Siberia in 1908 and thought of posting about it on my Ball of Redemption post, just for fun, but since the dates didn't match up, I decided not to... and then a meteor strikes again today in Russia! The metal fence around my yard just turned gold! I know!