4 one 2022 03:17 GMT
It is estimated that the fireball was about one meter in diameter and had a mass of about half a ton.
A meteor exploded on January 1 in Washington County (Pennsylvania, USA) and generated a shock wave equivalent to 30 tons of dynamite, according to reports. NASA Meteor Watchthrough her official Facebook page.
Organism Indian that at about 11:20 (local time), the geostationary environmental satellite GOES-R detected a “strong meteor signal” believed to be the source of the roar. He also explained that the fireball could not be seen because the area was cloudy at the time.
A day later he published an update that determined that an ultrasonic station near the site of the explosion had recorded the shock wave from the meteor as it disintegrated. In addition, considering that it was traveling at a speed of about 72,400 kilometers per hour, it is estimated that the diameter of the celestial body was about a meter and a mass of close to half a ton.
“If it is not cloudy, then fireball It could easily be seen in broad daylight. Also, according to a rough estimate, the meteor was 100 times brighter than that of a full moon.
For its part, the US National Weather Service (NWS) mentioned That the event, noted by many locals, had nothing to do with lightning in the area, ensuring that the most plausible explanation was that “a meteor exploded at some level above ground”.
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