First off, yes, the illustration above is bombastic and has little to do with the reality of meteors hitting earth. But have you ever seen a more rockin' piece of stock art? Just take a moment to bask in its DEATH IS UPON US awesomeness. Hug the wife and kids. Double-check your will.
Now, calmly, turn your eyes to this less explosive but nevertheless intriguing map of "500 Years of Witnessed Meteors." Made by Adam Pearce, from Chicago, the space-based cartography shows meteors that survive the fiery friction of the atmosphere, smash into the earth and are recovered by meteorite hunters.
For the rest of the story: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/05/fantastic-map-500-years-meteorites-hitting-earth/5684/