Argyle, Ontario, Canada – April 18, 2022, 11:37 PM local time, cameras belonging to the Global Meteor Network detected a small meteor fireball over Toronto, 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. north toward Lake Simcoe.
This was a small fireball, but there is a good chance that meteorites reached the ground, due to the slow speed of the meteor. Refer to the sections below for details and search maps, which you can download to Google Earth.
|Entry Date/Time:||2022-04-18 03:37 UTC|
|End Location:||90 km NNE of Toronto, ON|
|Endpoint Coordinates:||44.436°N, -79.1001°W|
|Reference Altitude:||28.642 km above sea level|
|Energy / Mass Estimate:||< 1 tonne TNT / < 25 kg|
|Reference Speed:||14.36 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.:||12.62° NNE|
|Slope:||29.4° from vertical|
|Estimated Strewn Mass:||< 3 kg|
|Event Links:||AMS Event 2416-2022|
News and Video
At least one video of the event was captured and posted online.
Search efforts went underway as early as April 19th, based on a map released by the team at Western University. No news of any find yet.
StrewnLAB Search Area
Trajectory data provided by the Global Meteor Network has been run through the A computer simulation program, written by Jim Goodall. For more information, please visit the StrewnLAB Page. software to predict a search area. Please download and review the Google Earth files below for detailed maps of the search area.
The weather data below is sourced from weather balloons, and publicly available via NOAA’s Integrated Global Radiosonde Archive (IGRA). This data is downloaded and post-processed by the StrewnLAB algorithm, to account for changing weather patterns and weather balloon drift. The plots have altitude on the y-axis, in kilometers above sea level. The wind speed below 10km has large effect on the drift of meteorites.
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