Despite the challenges, we were seeing free and democratic Iraq, we were
living the hard laboring moment we believe that every one of us has
duty towards our beloved country. By our hands, work, thoughts, sacrifice
we will build up the new Iraq.
For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complex than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.
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Night Fire in the WI Sky
As you know, a meteor fell to earth over Wisconsin.
"Just after 10 pm CDT (Central Daylight Time) Wednesday evening April 14th, a fireball or very bright meteor was observed streaking across the sky. The fireball was seen over the northern sky, moving from west to east. Well before it reached the horizon, it broke up into smaller pieces and was lost from sight. The fireball was seen across Northern Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Southern Wisconsin. Several reports of a prolonged sonic boom were received from areas north of Highway 20, along with shaking of homes, trees and various other objects including wind chimes. As of late Wednesday evening, it is unknown whether any portion of this meteorite hit the ground."
I totally missed it. I was very disappointed I missed it. My friend wrote me about how he experienced it in Mineral Point, WI.
"Wish I had seen this one. We were sitting in the house about 10pm and heard a long rolling thunder, pretty loud. I then looked at the weather radar and there were no storms nearby. The thunder was still rolling, that is not normal. I go outside and can still hear it though very weak.
Turns out there was a large fireball meteor that flew through the area.
Lots of people saw it and some say it was bright as day. Above is a photo from a web cam in Madison, only photo I can find of it right now.
Yeah, the sound really had me wondering what it was, I figured it was a low flying jet. Jill says she heard a sonic boom but I missed that. I found out about an hour later by looking at the local message board, and filtering out the bs, that it was a meteor or space junk.
Our animals were freaked out by it, except the dog who normally runs for shelter when there is thunder, she was just mildly freaked. I would guess we could hear it for 90 seconds. From what I understand the sound came 1-2 minutes after the meteor passed.
Sure wish I had been outside to see that. Here are a couple of videos from youtube, there are three sets, first is from Milwaukee, second from a sheriff's dash cam in Howard County, third is the image I sent you from Madison." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lebF2kxq9cw