This is definitely a rare sight to see, even rarer than the other night’s total lunar eclipse (don’t worry, it happens again in 2010) – a meteor is caught on tape crashing to the ground near Portland, Oregon on February 19.
If I lived near there I would want to find that impact site, not only to see the enormity of that kind of collision, but to look for rare meteorites! I’ve always wanted to check one out in real life, as they are rare and highly valuable.
They are also supposed to be really light in weight, and, of course, out of this world looking. It’s amazing how we can see meteors crashing to the ground, underwater sea creatures and strange lakes, and beyond, all thanks to today’s technologies.
The sky is what truly intrigues me though, as it is so vast and mystical. I always thought if I were better at physics, I would be an astronomer, but I’m happy being a fanatic as well.