January 27, 2020 6:39 AM CET – U.S. Government sensors detected a large meteor fireball travelling WSW into the Algerian desert. Total atmospheric impact energy was equivalent to 150 tonnes of TNT, indicating a pre-entry meteoroid diameter of ~1.2 meters! The location is very remote, and meteorite hunting is regulated in Algeria, but there are almost certainly meteorites on the ground there.
|Date/Time:||01/27/2020 05:39 UTC|
|Location:||70km northeast of Zaouiet Debagh|
70 كم شمال شرق زاوية الدباغ
|Reference Coordinates:||30.4°N 1.5°E Google Map|
|Reference Altitude:||32.5 km above sea level|
|Energy / Mass Estimate:||0.15kt / 2885kg|
|Reference Speed:||19.8 km/s|
|Slope:||67.85° from vertical|
AMS Event 506-2020
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