New meteor seen Friday night across Northern California
Source: San Jose Mercury News
Reports of a huge shooting star overheard sent many readers to social media Friday evening, closing out a week graced by heavenly wonders like an asteroid passing close by earlier in the day and an unrelated meteor that fell to earth in Russia late Thursday.
... So you could say it was pretty amazing that people were surprised to look up a little bit after 7:40 p.m. Pacific time and see something big and bright flash across the sky overhead.
1. I am a bit of an astronomy buff - to me, it is not out of the realm of possibility
that the asteroid that made a close fly by had some small chunks associated with it...but that is just speculation on my part. I did some reading on asteroids and was just amazed at how many there are, the size range, the number we probably don't even know about (since they could be quite small)....there is much more "stuff" out there in our solar system than I realized!