Event: 20190411-041415

Over 30 eyewitnesses in Texas (mainly located in Houston and San Antonio) reported seeing a fireball 2019 April 10th at 11:14 PM Central Daylight Time (2019 April 11 04:14 UTC). The event was also captured by an all sky camera located at Cosmic Obsession Observatory near Kerr, Texas, and its data combined with the eyewitness accounts have enabled a determination of the fireball trajectory. It first became visible at an altitude of 67 miles above a point 14 miles south of Freer, and moved to the northwest at 42,000 miles per hour. The meteor travelled a distance of 50 miles through the upper atmosphere before ablating at an altitude of 42 miles above a point 11 miles east of Artesia Wells.

Event Data

Event ID 20190411-041415
Date (UTC) April 11, 2019
Time (UTC) 04:14:15
AMS Event 1671-2019
Chicken Little Start Lat/Lon +27.926, -98.597
Chicken Little End Lat/Lon +28.537, -99.182
Chicken Little Altitude 104.1 km → 61.4 km ( 64.7 miles→ 38.1 miles)
Chicken Little Speed 19.9 km/s (44,500 mph)