September 29, 2023


Meteorite Strewn Field Maps, News, and Reports

Sanlúcar, Spain

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Sanlúcar, Spain – October 14, 2022 11:37 8:43 PM local time, cameras belonging to the Spain Meteor Network (SPMN) detected a large meteor fireball over Cádiz in the southern Andalusia region of southern Spain, heading north over the Rota Naval Base.

Entry Date/Time:2022-10-14 18:43 UTC
End Location:15 km S of Sanlúcar, Spain
Endpoint Coordinates:36.7052°N, -6.3268°W
Reference Altitude:17 km above sea level
Energy / Mass Estimate:~0.2 tonne TNT / ~5000 kg
Reference Speed:14.4 km/s
Bearing:0.6° N
Slope:21° from vertical
Estimated Strewn Mass:< 550 kg
Event Links:AMS Event 6978-2022

News & Video

Multiple videos of the event were captured and posted online.

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Search Efforts

Search efforts went underway as early as October 18th, based on a map released to Strewnify Patreon subscribers. No news of any find yet.

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StrewnLAB Search Area

A trajectory solution posted by SPMN on Twitter, and we modified it, based on video data and 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.

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.

Light winds from the southwest at the time of the fall

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