Meteor Causes Sonic Boom Thursday Evening

The GOES-16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) capture a meteor in NE Oklahoma around 5:20pm. The meteor was visible across much of the area and a large green fireball.

The meteor created a smoke trail as it burned across the ski; Tisha Rowley shot this picture of the smoke.

The meteor generated a sonic boom as it burned entering Earth’s atmosphere; the boom was heard across much of our area.

If you heard a low rumble or something that sounded like “thunder” in the distance between 5:20-5:25pm: you heard the meteor.

-Garrett

 

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