More than 150 eyewitnesses in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and even North and South Carolina reported seeing a bright fireball March 29th at 6:53 am EDT/5:53 CDT (2019 March 29 10:53 UTC). The meteor was also observed by one NASA all-sky camera in Tullahoma, TN. Analysis of the eyewitness accounts and all-sky camera video indicates that the meteor began to ablate about 44 miles above the ground and 13 miles east of the town of Oneida, TN. It moved in a west-southwest direction at a speed of 53,000 miles per hour, covering a ground distance of 96 miles before burning out 25 miles over Carthage, TN.
|Date (UTC)||March 29, 2019|
|Chicken Little Start Lat/Lon||+36.514, -84.279|
|Chicken Little End Lat/Lon||+36.260, -85.973|
|Chicken Little Altitude||70.4 km → 40.6 km ( 43.7 miles→ 25.2 miles)|
|Chicken Little Speed||23.7 km/s (53,000 mph)|