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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


Fireball from Rochester (New York)

Credit: Paul Brown
 Paul Brown was taking photos of his children in his house's garden, Rochester (New York). The fireball appeared in the Southeast.

Physical and kinetics Informations

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


Sky and Telescope's news bulletin
Northeast fireball pinpointed
August 3, 2001
NASA science
Meteorites Don't Pop Corn
July 27, 2001


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