What time did the meteor explode?

around 11:20 a.m.
The footage had in fact caught what astronomers later concluded was a meteor exploding over western Pennsylvania around 11:20 a.m. on Saturday, producing an energy blast equivalent to 30 tons of TNT.

When can you see Perseid meteor?

When is the best time to view the Perseid meteor shower? The best time to look for meteors is in the pre-dawn hours. The meteors will peak between August 11-12, according to AMS. According to NASA, the Persieds will be active from July 14 to August 24.

What would happen if a meteorite hit the ocean?

Scientists studying this possibility have concluded that the impact of moderately large asteroid, 5-6 km in diameter, in the middle of the large ocean basin such as the Atlantic Ocean, would produce a tsunami that would travel all the way to the Appalachian Mountains in the upper two-thirds of the United States.

What is a meteor?

A meteor is what happens when a meteoroid — a small piece of an asteroid or comet — burns up upon entering Earth’s atmosphere, creating a streak of light in the sky.

Did a meteor hit the sky in Florida Monday?

A meteor shot across the sky around 10 p.m. Monday. Residents along the state’s Atlantic coast from West Palm Beach south to Miami shared videos of the surprising sight on social media. Dashcam footage and security videos showed a still, dark night suddenly lit up by what appeared to be a large fireball streaking diagonally across the sky.

Did a meteor explode before it hits the ground?

Usually frictional heating places enough stress on the meteor that it explodes before hitting the ground, yielding a spattering of much smaller, slower-moving fragments. Video suggests that was the case in Florida on Monday night.

Did a meteor hit Earth in 2021 GW4?

Zach Covey, a meteorologist for a local CBS affiliate in Florida, wrote on Twitter that if the meteor seen Monday was indeed 2021 GW4, it likely flew much closer to Earth’s surface than what was originally expected. Covey said the asteroid made its closest approach of roughly 9,300 miles.