(HorizonPost.com) – There have been many times that 2020 has been classified as “unprecedented.” With that in mind, it’s that time on the calendar to reflect upon the year that was.
COVID Takes the World by Storm
The Coronavirus Pandemic is the elephant in the room when it comes to the fairly unique happenings this year. It was on January 9 that the World Health Organization (WHO) brought Wuhan, China into the forefront of many Americans’ minds. This, as we now know, became COVID-19, which in many ways brought the world to its knees. It infected more than 60 million people worldwide and killed just over 1.4 million of them as of Thanksgiving Day.
Asteroids Pass By
One thing many people may not be aware of is all the asteroids that approach the planet inside the orbit of the moon — within approximately 240,000 miles on average. Two of them were especially noteworthy:
- Asteroid 2020 VT4 was spotted on November 14, which was the day after it brushed by just 238 miles above the surface of the earth.
Well well well, another near miss with an #asteroid – and another one the size of a bus… and on #FridayThe13th2020, no less… this Episode of 2020 just writes itself – ah'haha!
haha! @MailOnline @DailyMailUK https://t.co/3mLfVQURgM
— Ailsa Forshaw🧢 (@AilsaForshaw) November 20, 2020
- Asteroid 2020 WY4 breezed past on November 24, at less than one-third of the lunar orbit at roughly 70,000 miles.
Racial Unrest Hits a Peak
The racial unrest and violence that sprang up eclipsed anything seen since the 1960s and 70s and perhaps not even then. In June 2020, protesters aligned with Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Antifa took over neighborhoods in Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, declaring them “police-free zones.”
Looking forward to 2021, the country may see a new occupant in the White House and there’s the hope of an effective and safe vaccine for the virus that caused the pandemic.
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