Event: 20180420-004838

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.

Event Data

Event ID 20180420-004838
Date (UTC) April 20, 2018
Time (UTC) 00:48:38
AMS Event 1483-2018
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)