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December 10, 2022


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Hillisburg, Indiana, USA

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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
Endpoint Coordinates:TBD
Reference Altitude:13.97 km above sea level
Energy / Mass Estimate:< 1 tonne TNT / 10 kg
Reference Speed:13.6 km/s
Bearing:34° NE
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.

Credit: Frank Trout Jr

Credit: DNR Moto on YouTube

Search Efforts

No known search efforts, as of yet. Join the discussion on social media to learn more.

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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.

  • critical search area
  • mass zones

Weather Data

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.

There were light winds from the west, which would cause slight drift

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