Östhammar, Sweden – March 16, 2021, 7:10 PM local time, cameras belonging to the Norwegian Meteor Network, detected a meteor, travelling southeast along the coast of Uppsala county in Sweden, and ending above the nuclear power plant at Forsmark. The event was small, but speed of entry was also relatively slow, so there is a slim chance of finding meteorites.
|Entry Date/Time:||2021-03-16 18:09:47 UTC|
|End Location:||near Forsmark, Sweden|
|Reference Coordinates:||60.41°N 18.09°E|
|Reference Altitude:||29.9 km above sea level|
|Energy / Mass Estimate:||<0.01kt TNT / < 50kg|
|Reference Speed:||12.9 km/s|
|The direction of travel of the meteoroid, relative to the ground, in clockwise degrees from North. The terms "heading" and "bearing" may be used interchangeably for projectile motion....:||141.3° SE|
|Slope:||64.1° from vertical|
|Predicted Strewn Mass:||< 18 kilograms|
|Event Links:||Norsk Meteornettverk|
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