Asteroid near miss to NW? Or just a speck? feedback.pdxradio.com forums › feedback.pdxradio.com forums › Politics and other things › Asteroid near miss to NW? Or just a speck? This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by paulwalker 6 months, 1 week ago. Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) Author Posts March 7, 2018 at 11:30 pm #35378 paulwalkerParticipant We don’t know much about this right now, but apparently a celestial object came close to the west coast of Washington State tonight. http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/reports-of-loud-boom-ground-shaking-flash-of-light-in-grays-harbor/712733863 The fact that it made some noise may mean this was a somewhat close pass! Where is Art Bell when we need him? March 7, 2018 at 11:54 pm #35379 nosignalallnoiseParticipant It was probably traveling fast enough that it exploded, vaporized and turned to dust once it hit the atmosphere, assuming the material was soft enough. That would likely explain the sonic boom. Betcha what’s left of it is more sand on the beach. March 8, 2018 at 10:21 am #35382 Alfredo_TParticipant I was listening to KOMO yesterday when they reported an orange fireball and “BANG!” Unfortunately, I turned off the radio before they aired any updates on what had been spotted off the Washington coast. March 12, 2018 at 10:11 pm #35437 paulwalkerParticipant This thing indeed was one of a kind… http://www.king5.com/article/entertainment/television/programs/take-5/meteor-explosion-off-wa-coast-biggest-in-nearly-two-decades/281-527840300 Author Posts Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.