Event: 20190724-064340

Many observers in the states and provinces surrounding Lake Ontario reported seeing a bright fireball at 2:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time (2019 July 24 6:44 UTC). It was also captured by multiple cameras belonging to the Southern Ontario Meteor Network, and an analysis of the data provided by these cameras indicate that the meteor became visible at an altitude of 58 miles above the northern shore of Lake Ontario, moving to the northeast at 55,000 miles per hour. The object traversed some 80 miles through the upper atmosphere and slowed to 17,000 miles per hour before fragmenting 18 miles above Little Anstruther Lake, near the Canadian town of Apsley. The orbit and peak brightnes - which was close to that of the Full Moon - indicate the fireball was caused by a fragment of an asteroid about a foot in diameter with a weight over 50 pounds.

Images and Video from Western University's Southern Ontario Meteor Network

Meteoroid Orbit

Event Data

Event ID 20190724-064340
Date (UTC) July 24, 2019
Time (UTC) 06:43:40
AMS Event 3146-2019
Magnitude -12.0
Size 12 inches
Origin asteroidal
NASA Camera Start Lat/Lon +43.754, -78.665
NASA Camera End Lat/Lon +44.828, -78.153
NASA Camera Altitude 92.9 km → 28.9 km ( 57.7 miles→ 17.9 miles)
NASA Camera Speed 20.2 km/s (45,100 mph)
Chicken Little Start Lat/Lon +43.919, -78.241
Chicken Little End Lat/Lon +44.396, -78.213
Chicken Little Altitude 104.5 km → 50.3 km ( 64.9 miles→ 31.2 miles)
Chicken Little Speed 24.6 km/s (55,000 mph)
Notes potential meteorite dropper