A giant green Nighttime fireball came crashing down through the atmosphere over Wisconsin and neighboring states at 10:07pm or thereabouts.
This shows the meteor as it begins to enter the atmosphere.
This shows the dazzling flash as the object burnt up.
This comes from a video recording made (inadvertently) by the dashboard camera of a police vehicle in Howard County, Iowa.
This photo is given by a blogger; since it lacks photo credit and bears little similarity to other images, I doubt its validity.
Here's the video.
There's another video, taken in Milwaukee, on the WISN TV website:
Meteor Lights Up Skies
An Icelandic volcano under the icecap at a place called Eyjafjallajokull had minor activity in March and then erupted in a major way last Wednesday -- as everyone must know by now since the ash cloud has severely disrupted air traffic across Europe.
The Big Picture has a bunch of good photos, including this one:
China suffered a mag. 6.9 earthquake high on the Tibetan plateau. Boston.com reports that "thousands of wood-earth buildings collapsed and many larger structured heavily damaged or destroyed. The region is difficult to reach for the response teams of the Chinese government outside aid groups - lying at an elevation of 3,700m (12,000 ft) and connected by few roads, most of which were damaged in the quake. Chinese state media now says the death toll has risen to 1,144. Rescuers continue to search for survivors as homeless residents work to recover what they can and set up shelter from the freezing overnight temperatures." The Big Picture has photos of this disaster as well, including this one:
Fireball lights up Midwest, April 15
Soaring meteor lights up skies across the Midwest, April 15
Meteor fragment lands in UW-Madison geoscience department, April 16
Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland
Icelandic Eruptions May Disrupt European Air Traffic for Months
Eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull Volcano on April 14, 2010
2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull
Official and grassroots relief groups rally in wake of China earthquake, April 16
China quake death toll 'passes 1,000', April 16
China races to the rescue, April 16
Chinese Premier Visits Tibetan Quake Survivors, April 16