At around 8am, a large boom was heard across Lake Tahoe, CA today.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has received reports of a meteor strike near Kingsbury Grade in South Lake Tahoe. Nothing has been confirmed at this point.
Many Lake Tahoe residents are reporting having seen a meteor streak the sky this morning. Many more report having heard a loud “boom.” The boom sound is thought to be from a sonic boom, not the meteor’s impact.
“DUDE! I heard a crazy loud boom and felt my house shake in Tahoe City.” – local bro brah
The Lyrid Meteor shower is current being experienced in the Earth area. It peaked last night.
“The Lyrids are a meteor shower lasting from April 16 to April 26 each year. The radiant of the meteor shower is located in the constellation Lyra, peaking at April 22—hence they are also called the Alpha Lyrids or April Lyrids. The source of the meteor shower is particles of dust shed in the cometary tail generated by the periodic Comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher. The Lyrids have been observed for the past 2600 years.” – wikipedia
We’ll let you know more as details emerge on this “meteor impact.”
Did you hear the boom? Did you see anything? Are you out hunting for the meteor right now?