Very bright fireball over Oklahoma, sonic boom reported, U.S.

oklahoma fireball january 20 2023 f

A very bright fireball was seen over northern Oklahoma at 09:37 UTC on January 20, 2023. The event was followed by a sonic boom.

The American Meteor Society (AMS), received 81 reports from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas as well as 7 videos by 21:30 UTC on January 21.1

Many people reported loud boom that rattled the windows of their homes.

The event was also captured by the Geostationary Lightning Mapper aboard NOAA/GOES-East satellite.

oklahoma fireball january 20 2023 heatmap
Oklahoma fireball on January 20, 2023 – heatmap. Credit: AMS
oklahoma fireball january 20 2023 GOES-East GLM
Oklahoma fireball on January 20, 2023. Credit: NOAA/GOES-East (GLM), The Watchers
YouTube video
YouTube video
YouTube video
YouTube video

References:

1 Oklahoma fireball – AMS Event 374-2023 – January 20, 2023

Featured image credit: Tana Foster

Share:

Commenting rules and guidelines

We value the thoughts and opinions of our readers and welcome healthy discussions on our website. In order to maintain a respectful and positive community, we ask that all commenters follow these rules:

  • Treat others with kindness and respect.
  • Stay on topic and contribute to the conversation in a meaningful way.
  • Do not use abusive or hateful language.
  • Do not spam or promote unrelated products or services.
  • Do not post any personal information or content that is illegal, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate.

We reserve the right to remove any comments that violate these rules. By commenting on our website, you agree to abide by these guidelines. Thank you for helping to create a positive and welcoming environment for all.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *