Elmshorn, Germany – Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 2:14 PM local time, A very bright daytime fireball was observed by many over northern Germany, falling nearly vertical, and ending less than 18km above the village of Elmshorn. Meteorites have been recovered from this event and strewn field density is very high. There are good chances of finding meteorites from this event!
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Local search efforts began soon after the initial finds were made known, and the European Space Agency has also organized a search team, focusing on the immediate area surrounding the finds. A team from the U.S. arrived on Thursday, May 4th, and more are likely to make the trip to Germany by the weekend. Much of the search area is residential, but there are also some fields to the west. As always, please ask for permission before searching private property!
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More than 13 meteorites found!
Type: Chondrite (Unclassified)
Masses Found: 3.6 kg, 225g, 155g, 20g*, 8.9g, 2.11g
TKW: >6 kgUpdated 2023-MAY-05
* two fragments found in the same area, totalling 20g
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This KML file contains all available find locations, labelled by mass.
A local German searcher, Vincent Haberer, arrived at the strewn field on Thursday and sent these photos.
Steve Arnold has boots on the ground, go Team U.S.A.!
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Strewn mass is difficult to estimate, but based on available data and finds, but a reasonable estimate would be <70kg on the ground, with an average strewn density of 2.4 kilograms per square kilometer. This is very high! For this reason, we have categorized this event as Class A, with a high probability of finds for meteorite hunters.
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