What caused the darkness at Jesus' death and the fire that destroyed Sodom?


Was the darkness that filled the whole world at about the hour Jesus died from a total eclipse? Was the fire that destroyed Sodom from a meteor or some space matter?


"Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land" (Matthew 27:45).

Since the darkness lasted three hours, it cannot be explained by solar eclipse.

"Then the LORD rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the LORD out of the heavens" (Genesis 19:24).

We are only told the results. We weren't informed how God chose to accomplished these results.