We reported that several people were hit by falling meteors during the recent leonids shower on November 18. Now we?ve learned that some skywatchers not only saw the leonids, they heard them too.
?I am sure I could hear several of the meteors,? says Karen Newcombe from San Francisco. ?Several times when a Leonid with a persistent debris train flew directly overhead, I heard a faint fizzing noise.? She reports that there was delay between the sight and the sound and wonders, ?How is that possible when the meteor was so many miles above my head??