According to NASA, an asteroid passed between the moon and the Earth on April 1, 2012. Crazy. And while some thought this was an April Fools joke, NASA simply waited and watched and hoped for the best. From reports, this rock was big enough to destroy a whole city. Yikes.
We do get a lot of asteroids or meteors (never can remember the difference) in the Australian outback. Read more about this one here.