The more places people can see, the more places to spot asteroids — whether in the depths of space, in Venus orbit, or above our heads, according tomedia. The wreckage of another space rock appears to be taking a permanent vacation at the bottom of Lake Huron on the Michigan-Canadian border.
Peter Brown, a meteor scientist and planetary astronomer at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, revealed some details about the fireball Tuesday night local time.
The bright meteor is known to move slowly at 8:52 p.m. EST, when it was almost as bright as a full moon.
Analysis of the fireball trajectory suggests that the meteor is coming to the end of a long journey.
“The fireball orbit formed last night must have originated in the asteroid belt,” Brwon wrote on Twitter. He added that the low speed and the 20.5-mile (33-kilometer) end altitude of about 33,554 mph (15km/s) indicate that “small meteorites may have landed, probably in Lake Huron.” “
The American Meteor Society also recorded at least 20 sightings of the same fireball from Rochester, New York, and Cleveland, Ohio.