Updated:2013-08-22

Meteorite Action!

2001-07-23 : Pennsylvania (U.S.A)

Spatial and Temporal Informations

Place of observation
(Pennsylvania, U.S.A)
Date of observation
July 23, 2001 18h 19mn 11s LT
July 23, 2001 22h 19mn 11s UT
Fireball duration
~5 s
Initial velocity
17 - 20 km/s
Start height of bolide
82 km
Start Coordinates
4130' N, -7536' E
Terminal height of bolide
32 km
Terminal Coordinates
4118' N, -7718' E
Ground path of the fireball
140 km

Physical and kinetics Informations

Maximum absolute magnitude
-20 -> -26
Kinetic energy
3 kt TNT
Sound
Jim Richardson of the American Meteor Society created this July 23, 2001, fireball sighting map.(Blue stars denote sonic booms.)

Reference

Northeast fireball pinpointed
Sky and Telescope's news bulletin (2001)
Meteorites Don't Pop Corn
NASA Science (2001)