BUDA, TEXAS, USA – July 24, 2022, 10:20 PM local time, multiple civilian cameras detected a small meteor fireball over southeast Texas, heading northwest toward Austin. This was a small fireball, and the speed was relatively fast, but there is still a chance that meteorites reached the ground.
|Entry Date/Time:||2022-07-25 03:22:56 UTC|
|End Location:||30km S of Austin, TX|
|Reference Altitude:||34 km above sea level|
|Energy / Mass Estimate:||< 1 tonne TNT / 10 kg|
|Reference Speed:||16.9 km/s|
|Slope:||64° from vertical|
|Estimated Strewn Mass:||< 1.8 kg|
|Event Links:||AMS Event 4290-2022|
News and Video
Several videos of the meteor were captured and posted online.
Originally, it was reported that Doppler signatures were detected near Bee Cave, but these turned out to be false. New video analysis by the Strewnify team points to an endpoint further south, so meteorite hunters may return to search the new area. Join the discussion on social media to learn more.
StrewnLAB Search Area
Videos were analyzed by the Strewnify team and the new trajectory 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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