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

Video

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Summary of trajectory Video -
Summary of trajectory

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? Video - Fayetteville/North Carolina
Video : ? (Fayetteville, North Carolina)

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J. Fortney Video - Parkersberg/West Virginia
Video : J. Fortney (Parkersberg, West Virginia)

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D. Lair Video - Newbury/Ohio
Video : D. Lair (Newbury, Ohio)

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T. Crighton Video - Raleigh/North Carolina
Video : T. Crighton (Raleigh, North Carolina)

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T. Bellow Video - Willoughby/Ohio
Video : T. Bellow (Willoughby, Ohio)

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P.Contofalsky Video - Olmsted Falls/Ohio
Video : P.Contofalsky (Olmsted Falls, Ohio)

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O. Shinfineld Video - Halifax/Virginia
Video : O. Shinfineld (Halifax, Virginia)

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cameraman WWBT/WXEX Video - Richmond/Virginia
Video : cameraman WWBT/WXEX (Richmond, Virginia)

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T. Reinheimer Video - Pittsburgh/Pennsylvania
Video : T. Reinheimer (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

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M. Krzanowsky Video - Saltsburg/Pennsylvania
Video : M. Krzanowsky (Saltsburg, Pennsylvania)

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J. Derr Video - Johnstown/Pennsylvania
Video : J. Derr (Johnstown, Pennsylvania)

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D.Krantz Video - Fairfax/Virginia
Video : D.Krantz (Fairfax, Virginia)

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R.Gabalsky Video - Falconer/New York
Video : R.Gabalsky (Falconer, New York)

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? Video - Anne Arundel County/Maryland
Video : ? (Anne Arundel County, Maryland)

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? Video - State College/Pennsylvania
Video : ? (State College, Pennsylvania)

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Photo

Fireball caught from Altoona, Pennsylvania

 
Credit: S. Eichmiller
 

 
Credit: S. Eichmiller
 

 
Credit: S. Eichmiller
 

Credit: ?
 

 
Credit: ?
 

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

Lien

Martin Beech ( Campion College, The University of Regina)
The Peekskill Meteorite and Fireball
November 27, 2006
NASA
Astronomy : Picture Of Day 2002-11-18
November 18, 2002
carleton.ca
Impact as a Hazard Small Meteorites - Recent Examples
 
aliens-rocks.com
Peekskill and a new body
 
branchmeteorites.com
Historical Meteorites - Peekskill
 
LUXORION
Peekskill & Lugo
 
David Weir
Peekskill : study by David Weir
 

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