Over a hundred eyewitnesses in the northeastern states reported seeing a bright meteor around 12:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time (2018 August 30 04:02 UTC). Analysis of these accounts shows that the fireball fragmented at an altitude of 25 miles above the Atlantic, some 44 miles south of the town of Montauk on the NE tip of Long Island. It was moving at 45,000 miles per hour at the time of the break up, which occurred just over 2 seconds after its first sighting at an altitude of 55 miles.
|Date (UTC)||Aug. 30, 2018|
|Chicken Little Start Lat/Lon||+40.749, -71.860|
|Chicken Little End Lat/Lon||+40.906, -72.026|
|Chicken Little Altitude||109.9 km → 63.6 km ( 68.3 miles→ 39.5 miles)|
|Chicken Little Speed||23.5 km/s (52,600 mph)|