At 02:04:15 EST (07:04:15 UTC) a bright meteor was detected off the eastern coast of Florida by two meteor cameras belonging to the NASA All Sky Fireball Network. Analysis of the video data indicates that the fireball was first seen at an altitude of 61 miles, approximately 150 miles east of Jacksonville, FL, traveling away from the coast at 54,000 mph. It was last observed 157 miles east of Fernandina Beach, FL when it reached an altitude of 21 miles. The orbit indicates this fireball was caused by an asteroidal fragment that broke up over the ocean, subsequently flaring bright enough to be detected from orbit by the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) onboard the GOES-16 and GOES-17 satellites.
|Date (UTC)||Feb. 12, 2019|
|NASA Camera Start Lat/Lon||+30.610, -79.101|
|NASA Camera End Lat/Lon||+30.875, -78.847|
|NASA Camera Altitude||98.5 km → 34.0 km ( 61.2 miles→ 21.1 miles)|
|NASA Camera Speed||23.9 km/s (53,500 mph)|