The Impact

Detailing the timeline to guide screenwriters and filmmakers involved in The Impact.

13:00GMT Discovery

Amateur astronomer James Anderson spots the asteroid from his home observatory in Alice Springs, Australia. He immediately puts in a call to NASA.

14:00GMT Confirmation of Asteroid KT-1887

Four other amateur astronomers from the dark side of the planet confirm the asteroid, provisionally named KT-1887. Following protocol, they inform NASA.

15:00GMT NASA Confirm

NASA verify and confirm the size, trajectory and estimate ‘the impact’ in the Atlantic Ocean. They debate action to take.

15:15GMT Whitehouse notified

The White House is called and information relayed to William Jones, chief scientific advisor to the President.

15:30GMT President is briefed

The President is pulled out of a meeting on agricultural policies and briefed on the impending threat.

15:45GMT The Impact Story Begins... 2 hours 45 mins

The President addresses the nation and planet. ‘An asteroid the size of Hawaii will impact in the Atlantic Ocean in 97 minutes, it will destroy all life on earth aside from microbes. The blast will take just over one hour to travel around the planet…’

17:22GMT Impact in the Atlantic

Impact in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. The physical impact will be felt planet wide, mostly experienced as a small earthquake. The blast wave begins it's journey around the planet.

18:00GMT Blast wave reaches USA

The blast wave engulfs the eastern seaboard of the USA and on the other side of the planet the blastwave enters Russia.

18:55GMT Blast wave circumnavigates the planet

The blast wave passes around the Earth, meeting in the mid pacific. Extinction of humanity.

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