Kingsport, Tennessee – Wednesday, August 2, 2023, 2:13am local time, a meteor fireball was observed heading SSW over Appalachia, heading toward southwest Virginia. Visible fragmentation and end deceleration points to meteorites on the ground, although shallow entry angle and high end height may make recovery challenging. There is possible Doppler data for this fall, see link to Marc Fries NASA page below.
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V3 UPDATE 2023-08-03: The entry angle was more shallow than previously thought (68° from vertical) and the end height was high, at ~34km, so the strewn field is a bit uncertain and large as a result. New video is available, so we are still analyzing.
V4 UPDATE 2023-08-03: Downgraded to Class C, due to large search area and the need for public support. The file includes 3 Doppler polygons that may or may not be related to this event.
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