Peekskill Meteorite Fall


The Peekskill Meteor of Oct. 9, 1992 was captured on 16 independent videos. The fireball was seen by thousands on the east coast of the U.S.
The meteorite broke up over Kentucky and passed over West Virginia and Pennsylvania on its north-northeast trajectory before striking a parked 1980 red Chevy Malibu at approximately 7:50 pm EDT. After traveling through space at a cosmic velocity of 8.8 miles per second, the speed of the meteorite at impact had slowed to 164 miles per hour.
The car, as well as the main mass of the meteorite, are currently in the Macovich Collection of Meteorites. Additional specimens of the meteorite can be found in Chicago's Field Museum, the American National History Museum, and the Smithsonian.

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