Numerous eyewitnesses in the northeastern United States have filed reports of a fireball seen on January 4, 2021 at 6:06 PM Eastern Standard Time (2021 January 4 23:06 UTC). The meteor was also captured by 3 EarthCams in the region, as well as a railroad camera, and analysis of all available data shows that the fireball was first observed at an altitude of 54 miles above Jessup River Wild Forest in New York. Moving west at 56,000 miles per hour, the object travelled 71 miles through the atmosphere in 4.6 seconds before ablating 36 miles above Furnace Creek State Forest near Camden.
|Date (UTC)||Jan. 4, 2021|
|Chicken Little Start Lat/Lon||+43.469, -74.285|
|Chicken Little End Lat/Lon||+43.392, -75.657|
|Chicken Little Altitude||87.0 km → 57.4 km ( 54.1 miles→ 35.7 miles)|
|Chicken Little Speed||25.0 km/s (55,900 mph)|