[i]I thought that this short article was extremely interesting. The Book of Revelation mentions two -- and possibly, three -- space objects that will collide with the Earth during the outpouring of God's wrath upon the Earth. These are mentioned in Revelation 8:6-10. Of course, it doesn't necessarily mean that "Wormwood" or the other objects that hit the Earth are physical meteors. However, I think that the possibility remains. - Chris[/i][b]Asteroid passes just 8,700miles from Earth[/b] [b]- with only 15 hours warning[/b]By CLAIRE BATESUK Daily Mail11th November 2009Although no one noticed at the time, the Earth was almost hit by an asteroid last Friday.The previously undiscovered asteroid came within 8,700miles of Earth but astronomers noticed it only 15 hours before it made its closest approach. Its orbit brought it 30 times nearer than the Moon, which is 250,000 miles away.But before you head for the nuclear bunkers you will be relieved to learn the tumbling rock was only 23ft across. Similar sized objects pass by this close to Earth about twice a year and impact on the planet about once every five years.Astronomers believe the object, called 2009 VA, would have almost completely burned up while entering Earth's atmosphere, causing a brilliant fireball in the sky but no major damage to the surface. The asteroid was discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey on November 6, 2009. It was then identified by the Minor Planet Centre in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a near Earth object. Nasa's Near Earth Object Programme plotted the orbit of the object and determined that although it would fly extremely close to our planet it wouldn't hit us.It was the third-closest known (non-impacting) Earth approach on record for a cataloged asteroid. The Nasa NEO programme aims to detect and track at least 90 per cent of the 1,000 asteroids and comets that approach Earth and are larger than 0.6miles in diameter, by 2020.They monitored a 100ft asteroid that whizzed 45,000 miles above the Earth's surface on March 2 this year. A similar sized object slammed into Tunguska, Siberia in 1908. The impact created a blast so powerful it levelled 1,200 square miles of forest.[url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1226672/Asteroid-scrapes-past-Earth-just-8-700miles-away--15-hours-warning.html]CLICK HERE[/url] to read the full article or view the images.
Um...er.. I am wondering if this meteor had anything to do with our weather in the last few days. We have been getting unusual warm weather in this part of the world. Normally we would be buried in snow by now.
Although no one noticed at the time, the Earth was almost hit by an asteroid last Friday.
Chris, that is pretty amazing.
God is Good! His mercies and protection are evident at all times and in all ways.
_________________Christopher Joel Dandrow