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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Utah Meteor

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA – August 13, 2022, 8:30 AM local time, Utah residents were shocked to see a meteor fireball in broad daylight, heading west over Salt Lake City. This was a large fireball, and many meteorites fell to the ground.

Entry Date/Time:2022-08-13 14:30:15 UTC
End Location:40km W of Salt Lake City, Utah
Endpoint Coordinates:40.7001°N 112.2707°W
Reference Altitude:33 km above sea level
Energy / Mass Estimate:~0.4 kT TNT / 10,000 kg
Reference Speed:18 km/s
Bearing:272° NW
Slope:76° from vertical
Total Known Weight (TKW):> 3.7 kg
Classification:H chondrite*
Event Links:AMS Event 4942-2022
Credit: Bielaz

News and Video

Only a few videos of the meteor were captured and posted online. These videos were used to triangulate the meteor trajectory.

© Cesar Martinez

Meteor visible from the top of Wildcat Ridge at Snowbasin Ski Area

Meteorites Found!

Many meteorites have been found for this event, Join the discussion on social media to learn more. Details coming soon…

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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.

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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 was very little wind at the time of the fall. Meteorites did not drift much.
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