Event: 20190319-023500

Approximately 90 eyewitnesses in the states of PA, NJ, NY, MA, NH, VT, and ME reported seeing a bright meteor (fireball) at 10:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time (2019 March 19 02:35 UTC). Analysis of their accounts indicates that the meteor began to ablate 53 miles above the Massachusetts town of Ware. It moved to the southeast at 45,000 miles per hour, travelling some 50 miles before completely ablating 45 miles above Sterling, Connecticut. One still image from an all sky camera operated by Boston University has surfaced, along with a video from Elmira Corning Regional Airport in New York (some 200 miles away from the fireball trajectory).

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Event Data

Event ID 20190319-023500
Date (UTC) March 19, 2019
Time (UTC) 02:35:00
AMS Event 1174-2019
Chicken Little Start Lat/Lon +42.399, -72.254
Chicken Little End Lat/Lon +41.734, -71.814
Chicken Little Altitude 86.0 km → 73.2 km ( 53.4 miles→ 45.5 miles)
Chicken Little Speed 19.8 km/s (44,300 mph)