Updated:2013-08-22

Meteorite Action!

2008-11-20 : Buzzard Coulee (Canada)

Spatial and Temporal Informations

Location of fall
Buzzard Coulee (Saskatchewan, Canada)
Coordinates
5259'46" N, -10950'53" E
Date of fall
November 20, 2008 17h 26mn 43s 3s LT
November 21, 2008 00h 26mn 43s 3s UT
Initial velocity
~14 km/s

Physical and kinetics Informations

Pre-atmospheric mass of the meteoroid
10000 - 15000 kg
Kinetic energy
0.32 0.09 kt TNT
Sound
Abundant sonic phenomena were reported by witnesses including anomalous sounds, explosion booms, staccato cracks, and late-stage whirring sounds.
Total known weight (TKW)
~50 kg (until 2008 )
<200 fragments:
  • November 27, 2008 : First stone found by Ellen Milley
  • Mass 1g to 13.1kg
  • 13.1 kg
  • 6.99 kg
  • 1.607 kg
  • 1.306 kg
  • 1.201 kg
  • 1.082 kg
Density
3.26 - 2.4 g cm-3
Classification
Ordinary chondrite (H4), S2, W0

Reference

Characteristics of bright fireball and meteorite fall at Buzzard Coulee, Saskatchevan, Canada, november 20, 2008
A. R. Hildebrand, E. P. Milley , P. G. Brown, P. J. A. McCausland, W. Edwards, M. Beech, A. Ling, G. Sarty, M. D. Paulson, L. A. Maillet, S. F. Jones and M. R. Stauffer
40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2009)