January 7, 2022
By Bob Spearing
WOW! What happened over Pittsburgh on New Year’s Day?
Apparently, under cloudy skies, the Pennsylvanian City of Pittsburgh endured a phenomenal aerial event but cloudy skies left residents and Ufologists with only auditory residual effects.
Pittsburgh was rattled by a sonic boom on January 1st.
NASA’s answer was quick and definitive”
“A nearby infra sound station registered the blast wave from the meteor as it broke apart; the data enabled an estimate of the energy at 30 tons of TNT,” NASA said on Facebook.
“If we make a reasonable assumption as to the meteor’s speed (45,000 miles per hour), we can ballpark the object’s size at about a yard in diameter, with a mass close to half a ton,” it said.
Had the object not entered Earth’s atmosphere under cloudy conditions, the possibility existed Pittsburgh would have seen a momentous bolide entry as bright as the moon!