Prescott, ARIZONA – February 16, 2020, 7:17 AM local time, a meteor fireball occurred over central Arizona, waking some residents in the Prescott area with a loud There are three main types of sounds associated with meteors: • Sonic Boom - the accumulation of sound waves emitted from any object travelling at greater than the speed of...!
|Date/Time:||02/16/2020 14:17:25 UTC|
|Location:||40km WNW of Prescott, Arizona|
|Reference Coordinates:||34.818°N 112.534°W|
|Reference Altitude:||28.9 km above sea level|
|Energy / Mass Estimate:||~0.01kt / 120kg|
|Reference Speed:||~23 km/s|
|Slope:||69° from vertical|
|Event Links:||AMS Event 795-2020|
Video and News
World-famous meteorite hunter, Robert Ward, heard the sonic There are three main types of sounds associated with meteors: • Sonic Boom - the accumulation of sound waves emitted from any object travelling at greater than the speed of... and photographed the persistent train of the meteor, from his home near Prescott, Arizona. Robert speculated that the meteoroid may be the size of microwave oven, but we at Strewnify are hoping for a commercial washer or possibly a refrigerator.
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StrewnLAB Results & Data
A The geographic area where meteorites landed, from a specific meteor event. The strewn field size and shape are affected by the size of the event, the slope of the meteor,... map has been generated for this event. You can download the KML or KMZ files are often used to share geographic data and they are most often used in Google Earth software. KML stands for Keyhole Markup Language, which is an... file for import to Google Earth as well.
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