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Sunday, November 20, 2022

Asteroid Hits Earth Shortly After Discovery

With pictures at link.  This happens fairly often,  see the Minor Planet Center, but here apparently with a specific prediction.

Asteroid hit Canada hours after discovery   

Posted by, Kelly Kizer Whitt, November 19, 2022

Asteroid hit Canada hours after discovery

Astronomers spotted an asteroid just hours before it struck Earth Saturday morning (November 19, 2022), near Lake Erie in Canada. This is not the first time this year astronomers have discovered a rock from space just hours before it hit Earth. But this time, it entered Earth’s atmosphere over a populated area, crossing the skies of Toronto, Canada. So we have video and witnesses who saw, heard and felt the impact.

Ye Quanzhi, a University of Maryland astronomer who studies asteroids, comets and meteors, reported on Twitter at 1:13 a.m. EST on November 19:  Looks like a space rock is going to fall into Lake Erie area in ~2 hours (about 3:30 am EST)  ... ' 

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