The evening of October 9th, 1992, a fireball was spotted over the town of Peekskill, New York. After a loud noise, a chondrite meteorite weighing over 12 kg fell on a car parked in the owner's driveway. Two pieces, totaling 12.57 kg, were identified.
Chondrites are the most commonly recovered meteorites, accounting for over 85% of all meteorite falls and finds. They are named for the spherical masses they contain, called chondrules. The terms chondrule and chondrite are derived from the ancient Greek term chondros, meaning grain.