22 April 2012

Raven's Warning?

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Credit: Pekka Parviainen/Science photo library"]meteorite[/caption]

Around 7:30 this morning Raven was in our bedroom being very active and meowing. She jumped on top of our dresser, which is something she doesn't do very often, and meowed and paced.  Raven can be talkative when she wants to play, but this seemed different. Later in the morning we turned on the news and they said they were being flooded with calls about a loud noise. The police in several neighboring counties were getting a lot of calls too. They suspect a meteroite hit ground somewhere in the area, and that's the loud noise people were hearing. Maybe Raven knew something strange was happening and tried to warn us. I'll have to watch the news later and see if they say a meteorite hit around the time Raven was meowing.

Here's an excerpt from the newspaper:

Explosions over the Sierra today caused by meteor shower

By Loretta Kalb

The sound of a powerful explosion punctuated the calm over a wide area of the Sierra Nevada in Northern California about 8:30 a.m. today, the apparent result of an ongoing meteor shower left by the annual Earth fly-by of Comet Thatcher.

Craig Shoemaker, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Sacramento, said the Lyrid meteor shower - the debris cloud left by the comet as it makes its annual pass -- is capable of producing fireballs and sonic booms when it enters the atmosphere, "similar as a plane would make" when it crosses the sound barrier.


  1. OMC!! We saw on the NZ news about this!

  2. Oh My Cat, Raven! You were totally on point to warn your humans like that!