Meteorite fireballs streak across skies over Cuba and San Francisco

February 16, 2013 HAVANAAn object fell from the sky over central Cuba on Thursday night and turned into a fireball “bigger than the sun” before it exploded, a Cuban TV channel reported Friday, citing eyewitnesses. Some residents in the central province of Cienfuegos were quoted as saying that at around 8 p.m. local time Thursday (0100 GMT Friday) they saw a bright spot in the sky comparable to a bus in size. The object then turned into a fireball “bigger than the sun,” said the witnesses, adding that several minutes later they heard a loud explosion. One resident told the TV station that his house shook slightly in the blast. Cuban experts have been dispatched to the area to look for possible remains of the meteor-like object, said the report. It remains unknown whether the reported phenomenon in Cuba is related to Friday’s meteor strike in central Russia, which set off a shockwave that shattered windows and left some 1,000 people injured. –Xinhuanet
Fireball seen in Bay Area skies: 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. One commenter on Twitter, who said they saw the meteor while driving in a car in Cupertino, said the object appeared to be headed west. Scanner traffic at the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office indicated that they were aware of the event, but a dispatcher said they had not received any emergency calls related to it. Gerald McKeegan, an astronomer with the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, was at the center Friday evening for its weekend stargazing sessions with free access to the center’s large telescopes, but he said they did not spot the meteor there. He said that the center received phone calls from people who reported seeing the meteor. Based on their reports, McKeegan said it may have been what astronomers call a “sporadic meteor,” an event that can happen several times a day but most of the time happens over the ocean, away from human eyes, and brings as much as 15,000 tons of space debris to Earth each year. Meteors, hunks of rock and metal from space that fall to Earth, burn up as they go through the atmosphere, which is what apparently caused Friday night’s bright flash of light, McKeegan said. It was likely smaller than another meteor that landed in the Bay Area in October, which caused a loud sonic boom as it fell, breaking apart and spreading rocks, called meteorites, in the North Bay, McKeegan said. –Mercury News
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31 Responses to Meteorite fireballs streak across skies over Cuba and San Francisco

  1. Scott says:

    Your up late! Three occurrences in twenty-four hour period….coincidence?

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  2. Zoe Kay says:

    There was a similar thing spotted in the UK a few weeks back but it was barely reported over here by the press… I don’t think this is all coincidence.

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  3. turkey ridge says:

    Fireball over East Ok/ West Ar 4:18 am partly cloudy south of ft.smith it looked tor be headed north anybody see it south of Branson?

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  4. Tom says:

    Book of revelation clearly describes a direct hit from asteroid/comet so it will fo sure happen. Its only a question of time and we are now living in the ” last days” of this age so my noneducated guess is big impact within 100yrs
    But im sure not many would repent and turn to jesus even after a big impact

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  5. Brandon says:

    Boy, it would seem these could be signs of the things to come. Ez 38 comes to mind…

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  6. Dennis E. says:

    As been reported by bloggers and posted by Alvin, we have passed into an area of the galaxy quite densely populated by rocks and such and we could see an increase reporting of shooting stars ranging in different sizes. It is not the big ones that concern me, it is the one like we saw in Russia that comes without warning and we could see increased occurrences of meteor strikes like this and have no time to seek cover, as if that would help……..

    Just my opinion…………….

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    • i
      Trees leveled for 800 square miles by Tunguska blast in 1908
      “and a third part of the trees were burn up, and all the green grass was burnt up.” Revelation 8:7

      “While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them: and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.” Job 1:16

      “But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.” 2 Peter 3:7

      “And fire came down from heaven and devoured them.” Revelation 20:9

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      “And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters (ocean). And the third part of the waters became wormwood, and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter (poisonous or radioactive). Revelation 8:10, 11

      There are many elements in the heavens, in idle orbits, some rocky; some radioactive, and some composed of metallic elements and phosphorus, which will burn mightily like molten fire, once they are ignited by friction in the planet’s atmosphere. Such fires would be inextinguishable if portions of the earth or cities were set ablaze. These elements impatiently crouch on a whim, under the dictates of the universe and God. The human race will learn humility under the most trying and adverse of circumstance.

      “Matthew Pasek, a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. Working with Dante Lauretta, assistant professor of planetary sciences at the university, Pasek argues that iron meteorites could have brought more phosphorus to Earth than occurs naturally.” – http://www.astronomy.com Phosphorus from meteorites

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      • Dennis E. says:

        We have to assume or perhaps admit, that 2013 may not be a normal year as we have been accustomed to and this is based on the events that has occurred, are occurring. In my opinion, it seems that the unraveling has accelerated. Yes, a meteor hit on a forest, especially a dying forest, that was composed of phosphorus elements, would be a disaster. No where is now safe and unless those days that are coming are shortened, no flesh will be saved.

        Be blessed……………….

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      • This year, anything can happen…and probably will- from the wild to the ridiculous. To coin an adage, ‘we’re living on borrowed time.’

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    • Donna says:

      I would like more information about :we have passed into an area of the galaxy quite densely populated by rocks ….got any links on this thanks

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  7. watchman73 says:

    I witnessed a meteorite here in Bushland, Texas about 3 weeks ago but I didn’t see any news reports on it and I was unable to record it. It was closer and longer lasting than the San Francisco one. There are events happening that people refuse to acknowledge as significant.

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  8. tdenbeck says:

    The Russia event has everybody on edge. Rightfully so after seeing what can happen. I was just reflecting on the fact that the projected path put it right in the middle of our space junk. The possibility of our space junk getting hit is an interesting thought. Either way it is sobering and all the people who have looked to the skies and had enough wisdom to question the “what if’s” of our universe are certainly a step ahead of the Opiate Crowd I guess. “We’ll cross that Bridge when we get there – and the Troll that lives under it” I guess.

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  9. Sam Hill says:

    hmm, interesting events indeed! Pope resigns, vatican gets struck by 2 bolts of lightening and meteors begin to fall from the sky. Where have I heard of this before? Hmm? In the writings of the saints? Yes, signs and wonders preceeding “the chastisement” of humankind. . .hmm, what do they say comes next? The ‘great shake’, the 3 days of darkness. . .

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    • radiogirl says:

      Add to that…just exactly what is the Vatican looking for with their telescope on mt graham along with the infer red telescope next to it called l.u.c.i.f.e.r. They are also vested in.Many would be surprised by their well documented answers on this subject.r

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    • Lisa says:

      not to mention the 4.8 earthquake that hit near Rome either this past Friday or Thursday…

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  10. Princesinha says:

    While I believe it’s possible something may be going on here with all the recent meteorites being seen, I also think it’s just human nature to connect the dots with events that may or may not be related. The fact is that debris enters our atmosphere all the time and not all fireballs/meteorites are seen or reported. I’ve seen fireballs in the night sky at least twice in my life, and they were pretty spectacular sights.

    Until these occurrences can be proven to be dramatically increasing, and occurring with more devastating force (such as the one in Russia), I’m not jumping to any conclusions.

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    • Suzan says:

      I think meteorites have been dramatically increasing by all the reports of the mysterious boom sounds. News reports have ruled out explosions, earthquakes and military jets to explain the sounds. Astronomers tell us that they cannot detect small meteorites with radar and might only be able to detect them at night if the sun is behind them.

      The Russian meteorite was described as a lone firework streaming through the sky. Everyone rushed to the windows and outside to look.

      I will not be at my window looking at anything pretty in the sky night or day. I would rather warn on the side of error than hear of tragedies. If the sonic booms that we have been hearing were undetected meteorites exploding in the atmosphere then its possible that meteorites passing earth are getting bigger. It may be dangerous not to connect the dots.

      Alvin do you agree?

      Also thank you everyone for leaving such informative posts.

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      • A lot of the booms can be traced to meteorities entering the atmosphere at supersonic velocities— and that’s one thing that should not be overlooked with this increase in the number of reported incidents.

        Take care,
        Alvin

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  11. Ehecatl says:

    I saw two meteorites within 5 min going straight down. They were just like the San Fran meteorite. I really did not think anything of it, but the Russian meteorite was just amazing! The ones I saw occurred like 2 months ago.

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  12. Irene C says:

    It does appear that we’re in the middle of a shooting gallery and we’re the target. Buckle your seat belts and hang on tight, we could be in for a bumpy ride.

    Maranatha

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  13. Mel says:

    I saw one last night around 2am in the eastern sky of San Diego county. I was driving home from work in the eastern part if the county. Its not unusual for me to see a shooting star at this time, but this one was larger and brighter than usual. It was similar to the description of the one in San Francisco. Also bluish in color.

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  14. Joy Thompson says:

    The Lord is merciful, isn’t He? So many warnings He gives…so slow to anger He is. Until he’s had enough. Wake-up, people!

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    • le el in G says:

      Please know this-God is Love.period.
      17 Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning .It is never that Hes “had enough.It gets to the point where he cannot help or intervene. He is not (Baal)a God of Force.he cannot impose His will.We can only choose the safety that He offers.Two Elijahs one to go.”choose this day whom you will serve.”Selah

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  15. Don Bridger says:

    I saw a meteorite on wednesday at about 4: 45 AM CALGARY,AB. It was just like the San Fran meteorite didn”tthink much about it.

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  16. Mark says:

    There were birds dying and even some animals in the Americas & Asia. Not to mention the tsunami, the devastating climate change where flood waters are so high, that people can’t believe it is happening, unrelenting flooding everywhere, earthquake, tornadoes….How about the melting of the glaciers in Antarctica,,,,,all explainable by science as men always claim….when will men learn that they know very little? Yes, this is the modern world, we can do everything..DNA alteration, stem cell research, abortion, contraception, death of innocent children by random killing etc…I hope we can see beyond what we think we can do, I hope we can bring back what most of humans forgot, love and respect to our Divine Creator & his only Son. Mother Mary, pray for us

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  17. jenny says:

    I saw something in the sky on my way to work February 16 2013 around 4:20 AM. I think it might have been a fireball. At first I though someone had shot off a bottle rocket but it was bigger and had a brighter light. I was going west thro Perryville Arkansas and it was north west in the sky.

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  18. Scot says:

    On friday there were reports in illinois of ‘bright lights and a boom’ the time being 8:00 a.m. central time when the event occurred.

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  19. neeka says:

    That looks like a ufo to me.

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