Yet another ancient space rock has decided to visit Earth, this time in a highly populated area. Hundreds of reports came in form cities all along the East Coast of the U.S as a meteor approximately 3 feet (0.9 meters), according to NASA, came blazing through the sky.
Although it may seem like we have had more meteor activity than usual, it’s actually quite common for meteors to hit the Earth. Meteors of this size hit the Earth about every 3 days but most of the time they occur in areas that are relatively unpopulated and sometimes they occur during hours at which most people aren’t out and about.
The reality is that we are under a constant bombardment from space debris, some of it man-made. Our atmosphere causes most of it to burn up well before it even gets close to the surface of Earth. It’s nice to get a show every once and a while, it always sparks up curiosity about what’s going on out there, which is something we should spend a lot more time researching.