A smaller asteroid, about half the size of the giraffe, exploded over the earth somewhere between Greenland and Norway on Friday, March 11, 2022.
It is believed the asteroid, which was about 10 feet (ca. 3 m), burned up in the earth’s atmosphere, though smaller chunks may have hit the ocean or even Iceland.
Due to its smaller size, the asteroid would have caused minimal damage if it had hit earth intact.
Named 2022 EB5, the asteroid was not noticed until two hours before it hit. According to reports, several people in Iceland heard the boom and/or saw a flashing light.
It’s estimated that the asteroid was travelling 11 miles (ca. 18 kilometres) per second.
Though a network has been set up to track asteroids, the Daily Mail reports that 2022 EB5 is only the fifth asteroid to be seen by astronomers before hitting the earth.
The other four included:
- An 80-tonne asteroid (2008 TC3) that exploded over Sudan in 2008;
- 2014 AA exploded over Venezuela in 2014;
- An asteroid that detonated over the border of South Africa and Botswana in 2018; and
- In 2019, an asteroid called 2019 MO exploded over the ocean near Puerto Rico with the equivalent of a five kiloton explosion.
However, 2022 EB5 has a couple of similarities to an asteroid that the Apostle John saw slamming into the earth in his vision of the end times, recorded in the Book of Revelation.
Similar to 2022 EB5, John saw the asteroid hitting one of the earth’s oceans, and secondly, we also received advanced notice, in 2022 EB5’s case two hours and in John’s case two thousand years.
The one major difference between the two is size. John said his asteroid looked like a huge burning mountain and will cause catastrophic damage.
8 The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, 9 a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. (Revelation 8:8-9 NIV)