Updated:2013-08-22

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1992-10-09 : Peekskill (U.S.A)

Spatial and Temporal Informations

Location of fall
Peekskill (New York, U.S.A)
Coordinates
4117' N, -7355' E
Date of fall
October 9, 1992 19h 48mn 1mn LT
October 9, 1992 23h 48mn 1mn UT
Fireball duration
40.0 s
Initial velocity
14.72 0.05 km/s
Start height of bolide
80 km
Trajectory slope (// horizontal)
3.4
Ground path of the fireball
700 800 km

Physical and kinetics Informations

Maximum absolute magnitude
-12.8
Pre-atmospheric mass of the meteoroid
10000 kg
Corresponding size (diameter)
1,7 x 1,7 x 1 m
Kinetic energy
0.5 kt TNT
Total known weight (TKW)
12.3700 kg (until 1992 )
1 fragments
Density
3.70 g cm-3
Cosmic-ray exposure age
32.0 Million years

Orbital

Semimajor axis (a)
1.49 0.03 UA
Inclination (i)
4.9 0.2
Eccentricity (e)
0.41 0.01
Longitude of ascending nodet (W)
17.030 0.001
Argument of perihelion (w)
308 1
Perihelion distance (q)
0.886 0.004 UA
Aphelion distance (Q)
2.01 0.05 UA
Orbital period (T)
1.82 0.05 years
Time since perihelion (DT)
41 1 days
TXT_VUE_DESSUS
Vue parallele au grand axe
Vue parallele  la ligne des noeuds

Reference

The orbit and atmospheric trajectory of the Peekskill meteorite from video records
P. Brown, Z. Ceplecha, R. L. Hawkes, G. Wetherill, M. Beech & K. Mossman
Nature 367 (1994), pp. 624-626
Exposure history of the Peekskill (H6) meteorite
T. Graf, K. Marti, S. Xue, G. Herzog, J. Klein, R. Middleton, K. Metzler, R. Herd
Meteoritics and Planetary Science 32 (1997), pp. 25-30