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 sonic boom!
|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 boom 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, and the wind speed and direction. Generally speaking, meteors that come in a steep angle will generate smaller strewn fields than those that come in at a shallow angle. The presence of wind will affect the size and shape of the strewn field by scattering... 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 XML notation used to store geographic data in the files. KMZ files are simply a zipped version of KML files, which can also contain image overlays and other referenced content. On most meteor events documented on Strewnify, you will find an attached KMZ file, containing... file for import to Google Earth as well.
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