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2002-04-06 : Neuschwanstein (Germany)

Spatial and Temporal Informations

Location of fall
Neuschwanstein (Germany)
Coordinates
4731'26" N, 1048'29" E
Date of fall
April 6, 2002 22h 20mn 18s LT
April 6, 2002 20h 20mn 18s UT
Fireball duration
5.3 s
Initial velocity
20.95 0.04 km/s
Start height of bolide
84.95 km
Start Coordinates
4718'14" N, 1133'9" E
Terminal height of bolide
16.04 km
Terminal Coordinates
4731'33" N, 1051'3" E
Fireball terminal velocity
2.4 0.9 km/s
Trajectory slope (// horizontal)
49.5 0.3
Ground path of the fireball
90.6 km

Physical and kinetics Informations

Maximum absolute magnitude
-17.2 ( 21 km of height )
Pre-atmospheric mass of the meteoroid
500 200 kg
Kinetic energy
0.026 0.011 kt TNT
Sound
Sound recorded - see video
Residents in towns and villages nearthe end of bolide trajectory reported shaking ground, rattling windows, and sounds audible within at least 100 km.
Total known weight (TKW)
6.215 kg
3 fragments
Density
3.49 g cm-3
Classification
EL6 enstatite chondrite
Cosmic-ray exposure age
48 Million years

Orbital

Semimajor axis (a)
2.40 0.02 UA
Inclination (i)
11.41 0.03
Eccentricity (e)
0.670 0.002
Longitude of ascending nodet (W)
16.82664 0.00001
Argument of perihelion (w)
241.20 0.06
Perihelion distance (q)
0.7929 0.0004 UA
Aphelion distance (Q)
4.01 0.03 UA
TXT_VUE_DESSUS
Vue parallele au grand axe
Vue parallele  la ligne des noeuds

Reference

Photographic observations of Neuschwanstein, a second meteorite from the orbit of the Pribram chondrite
P. Spurny, J. Oberst and D. heinlein
Nature 423 (2003), pp. 151-153
The multiple meteorite fall of Neuschwanstein: Circumstances of the event and meteorite search campaigns
J. Oberst, D. Heinlein, U. Kohler and P. Spurny
Meteoritics & Planetary Science 39 (2004), pp. 1627-1641
Entry dynamics and acoustics/infrasonic/seismic analysis for the Neuschwanstein meteorite fall
D. O. Revelle, P. G. Brown and P. Spurny
Meteoritics & Planetary Science 39 (2004), pp. 16051626