Bolide may have been the cause of a strong bang perceived in the US

Last Sunday morning (10), a big bang and a tremor were noted in the US state of New Hampshire and at least one neighboring state. Some people said it was the noise of an aircraft crossing the sound barrier, but satellite images indicate that it was possibly a fireball.

  • Bolidus is sighted during the day and causes a big bang in the UK; check it out!
  • Meteor explodes in the sky and causes tremors in cities in Bahia
  • What’s the difference between meteor, meteorite, meteoroid, asteroid and comet?

Not by chance, in this same time of year, the skies of the USA can contemplate two meteor showers: the Draconids, which reached its maximum activity two days before the crash in New Hampshire; and Orionidas, which takes place until the beginning of November.

It is worth noting that bolides are meteors that, as they are relatively larger, have greater resistance during entry into the atmosphere, and therefore are accompanied by an intense shine and a final explosion.

Want to catch up on the best tech news of the day? Go and subscribe to our new channel on youtube, Canaltech News.

Every day a summary of the main news in the tech world for you!


Glow was detected by the geostationary weather satellite GOES-16 of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Greg Cornwell, a meteorologist at the New Hampshire office, and his colleagues reviewed the broadcast obtained that Sunday morning. “The satellite has an advanced lightning detection system, but there were no storms in the area on Sunday morning,” said Cornwell. , Paul D. Raymond Jr., said Weather Service partners were looking at a meteor as the source of the boom and were analyzing the situation. According to the National Earthquake Information Center, there was also no seismic activity in the region to explain the quake. Federal Aviation Administration ensured that the sound did not come from a military aircraft.

For Mike Wankum, meteorologist for the US channel WCVB, the bolide must have exploded at least

  • km above the surface to produce the reported crash, Wankum also estimated that the phenomenon may have lasted between a minute and a half to four minutes before the final explosion.

    Source: The New York Times

    Did you like this article?

    Subscribe your email on Canaltech to receive daily updates with the latest news from the world of technology.

    660 516646

    516646 660

  • Related Articles

    Back to top button