Video: Meteor over DC?

posted at 10:01 am on March 23, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

All right, all you wiseguys who voted for the Sweet Meteor of Death in last year’s election. You have some explaining to do:

DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG

Did you see something streaking through the evening sky Friday night? Apparently, you weren’t alone.

Social media sites were buzzing with reports of a brief but bright flash of light that streaked across the sky along the East Coast.

One of our viewers, Kim Fox, from Thurmont, Md., sent us video from her home security camera that appears to show something streaking through the sky. The video is timestamped on 3/22/2013 at 7:53 p.m. Take a look and see the video for yourself. …

Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environmental Office said the flash appears to be “a single meteor event.” He said it “looks to be a fireball that moved roughly toward the southeast, going on visual reports.”

“Judging from the brightness, we’re dealing with something as bright as the full moon,” Cooke said. “The thing is probably a yard across. We basically have (had) a boulder enter the atmosphere over the northeast.”

Perhaps it’s the start of the 2016 presidential campaign. SMOD isn’t the only potential candidate making noise, either:

Vice President Biden will headline a pair of Democratic fundraisers this spring in crucial primary states, a scheduling decision likely to feed speculation that he is considering a White House bid.

The vice president will headline the Michigan Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Detroit this April, the Associated Press reported Friday. The wire service also reported that Biden will go to Columbia, S.C., in May for that state’s Democratic Party dinner.

South Carolina and Michigan are both among the early voting states that typically shape the Democratic Party’s nominating process for the presidency.

Biden or SMOD? Tough choices.

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