The 8 October 2009 Meteor Air-Burst Over Indonesia

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© Copyright: 11 May 2010


The 8 Oct. 2009 50 kiloton atmospheric air-burst of a mere ten meter diameter meteor may be partially responsible for the extremely cold winter of 2009/2010 and a related drought in Southwest China. The dust offers nucleation centers and cause precipitation to form quicker. Thus by the time the winds carry the moisture to remote areas, most of it was gone. Latitudes between +/- 46o appear most affected. The eastern states between 38o and 46o north latitude received massive snow falls while areas farther north (Toronto, Vancouver, the Arctic and Siberia) experienced less precipitation or warmer weather.

The 8 Oct. 2009 air-burst appears related to a Vulcan induced comet like object based on time co-incidence with the 5 October Camelopardalids comet debris shower. The world is a big place and perhaps there may have been more major meteor air-bursts around 8 Oct. 2009 (+/- 3 days) that were not reported. Some may be anticipating a larger impact in the second half of 2010. If so, California may be required to feed much of the USA.





Figure 1. The
Blast Is Thought To Be Due To The Atmospheric Entry Of An Asteroid More Than 30 Feet In Diameter
The 8 October air-burst of a modest meteor of only an estimated ten meters in diameters producing a mere 50 kiloton air-burst in the high atmosphere may well be responsible for the manifestation of selective drought and widespread global cooling and lower and mid latitudes. The late Sir Fred Hoyle (Royal Astronomer for the UK) claimed that even a 300-meter meteor strike could initiate a world wide Ice Age. The 8 October Indonesian meteor was 27,000 times smaller than the one Hoyle hypothesized, and the world certainly is not in an ice age yet.

The timing of this impact did not take the VULCAN, COMETS AND THE IMPENDING CATASTROPHE web site by surprise. The 8 October air-burst occurred almost at the center of the predicted impact window of 7 October +/- 6 days. Could the air-burst caused by this meteor be responsible for the observed drought and global cooling? It seems unlikely. But suppose there were ten more like it, or several ten times as large. Then a ratio of 900 times smaller than Hoyle's estimate results. Regardless, a glance at the droughts (Appendix A), Global cooling (Appendix B) and record snow falls (Appendix C) occurring posts October 2009 suggest that Fred Hoyle's estimations are well justified. Noted that there could have been more air-bursts - but secrecy has been imposed on this natural phenomena:

The 'little coverage in Western press' of this asteroid impact may not be so remarkable after all. Comet/Asteroid impacts cause weather changes and now it seems that both events are state secrets.


Figure 2. Comet Dust In The Atmosphere - Revealed By The Space Shuttle Discovery Launch On 05 Apr 2010.
The October 2009 air-burst(s) may have injected a modest amount of comet dust into our atmosphere. The recent launch of the Space Shuttle seems to have revealed its presence in dramatic fashion:
This dust is anticipated to have affected our environment is several ways.
  1. In some areas, it blocked sunlight needed to evaporate water required for rainfall.
  2. In some areas, it blocked sunlight simply cooling the atmosphere.
  3. In some areas, it provided nucleating particles for precipitation (snow and rain).
Simply put, it caused droughts, widespread cooling and excessive snow fall. These factors are signature characteristic of comet/large meteorite impacts. Should the bolloid impacting over Indonesia been on the order of 300 meters in diameter, there would be a massive surge of rainfall (as in the case of Noah's Great Flood). Then, the globe would descend into an ice age with widespread droughts in many areas.


The National Climatic Data Center reports that 1,344 daily lowest minimum temperature records were set in October 2009, and 616 daily highest maximum records were set. October 2009 was the 3rd Coldest for US in 115 Years. See Table 1.
Table 1
Asteroid Impact And Resulting Weather Changes
Place - TimeLatitude deg.Longitude deg.Weather Event
Queenstown New Zealand - Oct. 2009 45.02S168.67Elowest mean minimum temperature for October since records began in 1873
Dunedin New Zealand - Oct. 200945.88S170.48Erecorded its lowest mean minimum for the month since records began in 1947
below-normal rainfall of 40mm – only 60% of normal
Bone Indonesia - 8 Oct. 2009 4.75S 120.17E Asteroid Air-Burst
Honolulu, HI - 4 Apr. 2010 21.30N157.83WThis morning's low temperature broke three records for this date
Yunnan China - Mar./Apr 2010 21.14N
the drought has lasted for six months
The region has seen no rain in six months
Miami FL - Oct. 2009 25.82N80.28Wall-time hottest October record was set
Orlando, FL - 20 Mar. 201028.50N81.37WColdest Winter Ever
Dallas, Tex. - 12 Feb 2010 32.77N105WThe all-time 24- hour snowfall record was broken
Washington DC - 10 Feb. 2010 38.88N77.03WThe seasonal snowfall total in Washington DC stands at 54.9 inches. This would break the previous all-time seasonal snowfall record for Washington DC of 54.4 inches set in the winter of 1898- 99
North Platte NE - Oct. 2009 41.13N100.76Wthe snowiest month ever
Chicago, IL - 14 Oct. 2009 41.83N87.62WOctober Cold Snap Sets 82-Year Record
Cheyenne - Oct. 2009 WY 45.79N104.78Wset a new record for the most snowfall ever
Billings MT - 2 Nov. 2009 45.79N108.5WIt was more typical of things we might see in December or January
Billings MT - Oct. 2009 45.79N108.5WNone
El Paso, Texas- Oct. 200931.76N106.48WNone

The 8 October air-burst over Indonesia (about 5 degrees south of the equator) seems to have rapidly affected New Zealand in terms of low temperature records. As it was warmer in the Southern Hemisphere this time of year, rain occurred, especially in places near Indonesia. South Australia was greeted with one of the wettest Novembers on record. See Appendix C. The air-burst seems to have introduced precipitation quickly via nucleation particles into the atmosphere and the lower latitudes in both hemispheres benefited as moisture was rapidly removed from the atmosphere.

The cooler Northern Hemisphere set record cold and snow records. See Appendices B and C. The winds were quickly dumping their moisture resulting in a severe droughts in drought prone areas like in Yunnan China. This time the drought started in the late October time frame coincident with the air-burst. See Appendix A. Florida's October 2009 started with an all-time hottest record only to have its winter end with 'the coldest winter ever'. Even Hawaii was not immune from low temperature records and the cooling remained into April 2010. Texas experienced record snow falls, some near the Gulf coast and Mexican border.

Latitudes in the USA between 38 and 46 degrees experienced extreme - and embarrassing (for Global Warming enthusiasts) snow falls and record cold. The nucleation particles drained these regions of moisture leaving none for the higher latitudes like Vancouver and Toronto Canada. See Appendix D. California experienced some record rainfalls, but the Sacramento delta was not treated to a massive storm surge.


Figure 3 shows the USA getting ready for a warm October. Global Warming enthusiasts are set to rejoice with politicians salivating at the prospect of new taxes coming from Cap and Trade issues that would surely be passed at the mid December 2009 meeting in Copenhagen.

Figure 4. Temperatures Records In The USA For 17 October To 24 October 2009

Then disaster strikes. Figure 4 shows the extent of the disaster in the USA as the eastern half descends into climatic chaos. It is almost as if God (AKA the OVERSOUL) strikes the politicians with a climatic thunderbolt. Washington becomes snowbound. Copenhagen, Denmark has a maritime climate and milder winters than its Scandinavian neighbors. It hasn’t had a white Christmas for 14 years - (Blizzard Dumps Snow on Copenhagen as Leaders Battle Warming).

Figure 5. Low Temperatures in The USA for 6 December to 14 December 2009

Figure 5 shows that by early December, the southern states were starting to return to normal, but it was still snowing in Copenhagen. Figure 6 shows snow records still being set throughout the USA. January and February prove equally bad for the politicians. It’s almost as if the planet was trying to send a message to Washington.

Figure 6. Snow Records in The USA for 20 December to 27 December 2009
By spring, the worst of it appeared to be over although a chill lingered on, even in Hawaii.


Figure 7. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger views a portion of the levee along the Sacramento River.
The Pentagon began to worry about an impact threat as early as 2004. California's Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger started emergency planning for such an event in early 2006. Such impacts could cause massive amounts of rains that could overwhelm levies in the Sacramento river delta and it was feared a salt water lakes would form in the Sacramento river basin after a deluge subsides. California is very valuable should a future impact occur and global cooling and drought set in. There are only a few areas that would stay wet after an impact. Sir Fred Hoyle reasoned that if the impact managed to temperatures to the point that 'ice crystals' would form in the high atmosphere, the world would stay suspended in an Ice Age for tens of thousands of years. California and some of the western states are among a few places that would eventually experience increased rainfall. See:
What Will It Be Like From The Human Perspective

Figure 8. Dune And Wetter Land Areas (W) During The Last Glacial Maximum.

It is interesting to note that California has taken steps to prepare for this contingency as it may be required to feed the entire USA. California may be in a state of financial crisis, but it is 'as ready as reasonably possible' for the consequences of a future impact which could cause a global catastrophe.


The 8 October Indonesian meteor air-burst event appears to be related to the current China drought and to the abnormally cold and snowy winter of 2009/2010. There is modest data suggesting that NEWS of this event was at least temporarily suppressed for about 19 days. There may have been more atmospheric air-bursts as this one alone seems insufficient to have caused the observed 'comet dust' in the atmosphere or the global weather changes.

To be sure, 2009 was not the only year snow records were broken. On January 11, 2008, snow falls on Baghdad for first time in memory. This was part of the Jan08 northern hemisphere snow cover: largest anomaly since 1966. But this bears no correlation to a known meteor impact or air-burst event. December 2009 was the Second Snowiest On Record In The Northern Hemisphere and October, 2009 was the snowiest October on record in the US, and sixth snowiest in the Northern Hemisphere. The winter of 2009/2010 was the upside-down winter.

The 8 October 2009 air-burst event could have partially stimulated the launch of the WISE infrared satellite in December 2009 and whose mission expires in October of 2010. It was designed to detect incoming dark asteroids and comets.

An infrared space telescope has spotted several very dark asteroids that have been lurking unseen near Earth's orbit. Their obscurity and tilted orbits have kept them hidden from surveys designed to detect things that might hit our planet.
"It's really good at finding the darkest asteroids and comets," said mission team member Amy Mainzer of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, Texas, on Thursday.
Richard Binzel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says the dark asteroids may be former comets that have long since had all the ice vaporized from their exteriors, leaving them with inactive surfaces that no longer shed dust to produce tails. He points out that many comets have very tilted orbits, and comets visited by spacecraft have been observed to have very dark surfaces.

Figure 9. A Staggering Supply Of FEMA Burial Vaults
The THE 2010 to 2012 IMPACT THREAT projects that the most dangerous period of this year is around 7 October +/- 6 days. The Web Bot project is suggesting a 'tipping point' around November 2010 (when the existence or ramifications of a possible impact become known to the general public?). Perhaps those FEMA Burial Vaults depicted in Figure 9 may be required.
Earlier this year, Web Bot was also predicting a massive diasporia.
Six GREAT QUAKES TO COME - 1-16- 2010
". . . the diaspora/people moving about due to changing circumstances really is 220-million . . . there are at least six great quakes due during calendar 2010 and possibly many more. After six, we stopped looking - not a pretty sight. . . . From the period (approximately) July 7th onward, the data features six clusters of data that will be larger than the global horror that followed the 2004 tsunami. And - sad to report - the data suggests that 220-million will be moving around just on the [american continent] . . .What is clear is that our 'context shift' is 'terra entity', we can't offer any further insight except to say that the data also suggests that by the end of this year, we may see more than a billion people involved in diaspora . . . "
Giant comet/meteorite impacts cause earthquakes and the weather changes that follow could well force a diaspora. One must wonder if a major impact would occur shortly before the November elections (circa October), would there be an attempt to delay the NEWS of its occurrence until after the elections as was done with the 8 October Indonesian air-burst.

The 8 October 2009 Indonesian air-burst appears to be related to a Vulcan induce comet like object due to the time coincidence in Earth's orbit with the 5 October Camelopardalids comet debris shower. The 5 October debris is know to have an orbit around the Sun that is about 4,000 years long comparable to Vulcan induced comets with average orbital periods 3313 years long. These bodies cross Earth orbit at times predicted by crop circle T367 and this crop circle has been clearly associated with Vulcan because the Sun in crop circle T367 is offset by about 0.35 AU from the centroid and the offset is in the general direction of Vulcan.

The association with the 5 to 7 October impacts with Vulcan and the nominal 4000 year comet period means that the threat times can be extrapolated from a similar impact (and weather changing event) that happened 7946 BC. A similar event is anticipated between now and 2015 AD. The October 8 2009 air-burst over Indonesia could have been it. But the launch of the WISE satellite suggests that 'others' think the worst is yet to come.


Figure 10. Until last summer, more
Damoguzhen was home to a lake that stretched across a mile-wide expanse of water in Yunnan, a southern Chinese province famed for its mighty rivers and moist climate. Now a once-in-a-century drought is evaporating drinking supplies and devastating crops
The 2009/2010 drought in southwest China is well known, but the important thing to notice is that it began around October 2009, the time of the 8 October 2009 Indonesian air-burst. Note that several of these articles reflect the fact that the Southwest China drought started six months before the publications of these March or April articles.


Figure 11. Global Warming Protesters.
Comet/meteor impacts, even if they are only air-bursts, inject dust into the atmosphere and that dust blocks sunlight. Apparently, that dust was adequate to make a noticeable affect on the winter of 2009-2010 weather.
As the Indonesian impact was at low latitudes, the low to moderate latitudes were affected, noticeably Florida and Hawaii.


Figure 12. The Washington Storm Is A December Record! And
Obama Arrives At Andrews Air Force Base
The impact injected dust into the low to mid latitudes. Not only was there cold weather, but precipitation caused copious snowfall at the lower mid latitudes where such amounts of snowfall has seldom been observed.


Figure 13. The 2010 Winter Olympics In Vancouver, British Columbia To Helicopter In Snow To Cover Mountains.
The global cooling at low and mid latitudes seems to have deprived the higher latitudes of precipitation. Notably, Toronto and Vancouver have experienced significant declines in the anticipated snow levels. The California cities of Monterey and Sacramento experienced some record rainfalls, but that's' about it.