But he did disturb the natural sequence of events, he killed the majority of the Amorite army with giant hailstones on a clear and cloudless day that lasted 24 hours.
Now did he really need to stop anything but the rotation of the earth to provide the extra day or is this merely indicative that something very strange and unnatural happened on that particular day?
Maybe what we have here is exactly what Veliokovsky described, a comet breaking up over the atmosphere, not only lighting up the day and the night but showering its remnants over an army after it burst in the sky overhead.
I'm reminded of the Tanguska event but in a more moderate scale, the effects howver would be quite similar to what was described in Joshua 10.
Suddenly in the north sky… the sky was split in two, and high above the forest the whole northern part of the sky appeared covered with fire… At that moment there was a bang in the sky and a mighty crash… The crash was followed by a noise like stones falling from the sky, or of guns firing. The earth trembled