Florida Fireball with Sonic Boom


The American Meteor Society received over 90 reports so far about a bright fireball event in northern Florida just east of Jacksonville. Observers from as far north as August GA reported seeing a bright light in the sky. Over 15 of the reports described a window rattling delayed boom. Below is a heat map of the witness reports.


AMS Event #449-2015 — February 21, 2015- Heat map

The estimated trajectory plotted from the witness reports shows the meteor was traveling from the south west to the north east and ended its flight about 30 miles due west from Jacksonville, FL.


AMS Event #449-2015 — February 21, 2015- Trajectory

The sonic boom reports appear to all be clustered around the ending point of the meteor, many from Lake City, FL.