4/4/2019 @ 04:04 UTC
30.40967 • -82.568493
This event was a probable meteorite fall that occurred at 00:04 AM local time on 04 April, or 04 April 2019 at 04:04 UTC (coincidentally, 04:04 on 04/04/2019). Events are recorded as “probable” if they produce well-defined signatures of a meteorite fall in weather radar imagery at the time and place described by eyewitnesses, but no meteorites have been recovered from the event to date. The fireball was a bright fireball with fragmentation and 65 eyewitnesses reported it to the American Meteor Society across Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. Three eyewitnesses in Florida reported hearing sounds from the falling meteorites.
Meteorites have not been recovered from this event as of this writing.
This event is recorded as American Meteor Society event number 1,560 for 2019. Signatures of falling meteorites can be found in imagery from two nearby weather radars. In the NEXRAD weather radar network operated by NOAA, the KJAX (Jacksonville, FL) and KVAX, (Moody AFB, GA) radars record signatures of falling meteorites.
The first appearance of falling meteorites on radar occurs at 04:05:10 UTC and 4,029 m above sea level (ASL) in the 04:01 UTC data set for the KVAX radar in the 3.12 degree elevation radar sweep. Signatures consistent with falling meteorites appear in a total of six radar sweeps from the two radars, with a final signature appearing at 04:09:53.6 UTC.
Incredibly, this probable meteorite fall occurred within the strewn field of the Osceola, FL meteorite fall which occurred in 2013.