INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, USA – July 22, 2022, 1:52 AM local time, multiple cameras detected a small meteor fireball over central Indiana, heading northeast toward Kokomo. 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:||2022-07-22 05:52 UTC|
|End Location:||N of Indianapolis, IN|
|Reference Altitude:||13.97 km above sea level|
|Energy / Mass Estimate:||< 1 tonne TNT / 10 kg|
|Reference Speed:||13.6 km/s|
|Slope:||46° from vertical|
|Estimated Strewn Mass:||< 3.2 kg|
|Event Links:||AMS Event 4188-2022|
News and Video
Several videos of the meteor were captured and posted online.
No known search efforts, as of yet. Join the discussion on social media to learn more.
StrewnLAB Search Area
Trajectory data provided by the Global Meteor Network has been run through the StrewnLAB 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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