In one blinding flash, the world changed!
It’s 70 million years ago. The orange circle is the target. In five million years an asteroid will explode the last days of the dinosaurs. The center of the crater rests below a little town in the Yucatan peninsula named Chicxulub. This Map is based on J.L. Pindell, 1994. Any errors are my own.
In June, 65 million years ago an asteroid entered the atmosphere from the southeast, appearing low on the horizon. It crashed on the northern edge of the Yucatan peninsula.
Central Florida is 600 miles away. Although the flash instantly lit up the southern sky, the explosive force took ten seconds to reach us. Below the ocean waves, the cliffs surrounding the Florida plateau trembled and collapsed into the dark abyss, in a cloud of silt. Burning glass beads rained from the sky and a huge tidal wave swept northward. The fireball roared north and south killing everything in its path.
The world smoldered.
Acid rain fell.
What was left of life trembled in the cold beneath a blanket of clouds.
The wounded died.
The days of the dinosaurs came to an end.