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Noblesville

Noblesville is an ordinary (H4-6) chondrite that fell in Indiana, the evening of August 1st, 1991. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 72): "The stone passed two witnesses, Brodie Spaulding and Brian Kinzie, who observed it land 3.56 m in front of them on the lawn in front of a house. No light or sound […]

Moss

Moss is a CO3.6 carbonaceous chondrite that fell the morning of July 14, 2006, in Østfold, Norway. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 91): At about 10:20 am on July 14, 2006, a bright fireball traveling SSE-NNW was witnessed by many people and a loud explosion and a rumbling sound was heard in the air […]

Dishchii’bikoh

Dishchii’bikoh is an (LL7) ordinary chondrite that fell the morning of June 2, 2016, near the eastern Arizona community of Cibecue. Photo: ASU/CMS. From the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 106): History: (D. Dunlap, M. Fries, R. Garcia, L. Garvie, M. Hankey, R. Matson, P. Mane, M. Miller, R. Ward) At 3:56:34 MST (10:56:34 UTC) on 2 […]

Katol

Katol is an (L6) ordinary chondrite that fell over the town of Katol, in the Nagpur District of India, the afternoon of May 22, 2012.   The Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 102) describes the fall of the Katol meteorite as a large shower of stones followed by 30 to 50 seconds of sonic booms.  At least […]

Aioun el Atrouss

Aioun el Atrouss is a diogenite (achondrite) that fell April 17, 1974, in southeastern Mauritania.   According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 56): A fireball was observed and a sonic boom was heard.  Meteoritic material was recovered from three separate sites in sandy, desert terrain by tribesmen.   Aioun el Atrouss is classified as a […]

Monahans (1998)

Monahans (1998) is an (H5) ordinary chondrite that fell in Ward County, Texas, the evening of March 22, 1998.   According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 82): Two stones, weighing 1344 g and 1243 g, fell in the city of Monahans, Texas, after two sonic booms and a fireball were observed over a wide area […]

Juancheng

Juancheng is an H5 (ordinary) chondrite that fell late the night of February 15, 1997 in Shandong Province, China.  More than 1,000 individual stones, totaling over 100 kg of material, were subsequently recovered, including one piece that fell through a roof and landed in a pot on the stove! Photo ASU/CMS

Lost City

Lost City is an (H5) ordinary chondrite that fell in Oklahoma, USA, January 3, 1970, at 8:14 PM.   The many witnesses described the associated fireball lighting up the town, and a Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Special Report (#336) compared its brightness to that of the full moon.  The report goes on to say that: Sonic […]

Nuevo Mercurio

Nuevo Mercurio is an H5 (ordinary) chondrite that fell the evening of December 15, 1978, in Zacatecas, Mexico. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 57): "A bright fireball, traveling NE. to SW. and visible over a radius of at least 200 km, exploded over north-central Mexico and scattered meteorites over an elliptical area more than […]

Leighlinbridge

Leighlinbridge is an (L6) ordinary chondrite that fell the night of November 28, 1999,  in County Carlow, Ireland. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 84), “a bright fireball accompanied by detonations was observed over Carlow”.  In an article from January of 2000, BBC News described the fall as spectacular, and cited witness accounts of the […]

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