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At any given time on our planet, an asteroid can come tumbling to Earth. It's rare, but the mere thought of it makes us all think of movies like "Armageddon." Save us all Bruce Willis!

In reality, they almost always break up and do no damage.  Almost always. Think back to these, for example:

Thankfully, this wasn't one of those kinds of events. In fact, it was predicted to happen. Though, a heads up would have been nice! It happened Saturday night over the skies of Toronto, Canada when a bright fireball lit up the night sky. It almost looks like a spaceship! As seen in this video:

It was so bright that it was seen very clearly on someone's Nest camera, as well as LOUD because the impact was heard for miles:

Ultimately, it crashed near Niagara Falls, Canada; according to reports, no one was hurt. In fact, the European Space Agency knew it was coming and clearly we're too worried about it. So, Bruce Willis, no need to suit up. PS we hope you're well!

People across the border in Western New York were dealing with a historic snowstorm over the weekend, so you may have missed the news in the US. However, if you heard a loud boom Saturday night, it likely was not thundersnow. It was actually the meteor exploding. That's how loud It was.

Did you hear or see it?

LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.

 

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