Many members of the public throughout the state of Florida have filed reports on the American Meteor Society website (https://www.amsmeteors.org) of a bright fireball on June 9, 2021 at 9:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time (2021 June 10 01:50 UTC). The event was also captured by 3 NASA all sky meteor cameras in the area (located at the University of Central Florida, Emory-Riddle Aeronautical University and Kennedy Space Center) and an analysis of the video data has enabled the determination of the meteor’s trajectory. The fireball’s path was entirely over the Atlantic Ocean, starting 59 miles above a point 126 miles east of St. Augustine. Moving northwest at 50,000 miles per hour, the object travelled 52 miles through the upper atmosphere before ablating 38 miles above the ocean surface. The brightness of the meteor – about that of a quarter Moon - and orbital information show that the fireball was caused by an asteroidal fragment approximately 4 inches in diameter weighing about 2 pounds.
|Date (UTC)||June 10, 2021|
|Size||4 inches, 2 pounds|
|NASA Camera Start Lat/Lon||+29.711, -79.219|
|NASA Camera End Lat/Lon||+30.321, -79.746|
|NASA Camera Altitude||95.6 km → 60.6 km ( 59.4 miles→ 37.7 miles)|
|NASA Camera Speed||22.3 km/s (49,900 mph)|
|Notes||about as bright as a quarter Moon.|