At 8:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time (2018 April 20 00:48 UTC), a bright meteor was reported by numerous eyewitnesses situated along the Atlantic coasts of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts. An analysis of these reports indicate that the fireball originated some 52 miles above Flemington, New Jersey, moving to the northwest at a leisurely 40,000 miles per hour. It ablated some 44 miles above Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. No videos of this event have surfaced, but the relatively high ablation altitude and the brightness reports suggest that this event was too small to have produced meteorites.
|Date (UTC)||April 20, 2018|
|Chicken Little Start Lat/Lon||+40.505, -74.688|
|Chicken Little End Lat/Lon||+40.957, -75.005|
|Chicken Little Altitude||67.2 km → 46.7 km ( 41.8 miles→ 29.0 miles)|
|Chicken Little Speed||12.0 km/s (26,800 mph)|