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

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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.

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Oklahoma fireball on January 20, 2023 – heatmap. Credit: AMS
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Oklahoma fireball on January 20, 2023. Credit: NOAA/GOES-East (GLM), The Watchers
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1 Oklahoma fireball – AMS Event 374-2023 – January 20, 2023

Featured image credit: Tana Foster


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