Weston (H4)


Country: USA
State/District: Connecticut, Fairfield Co.
Date of fall/find: Fell 1807, December 14 0630
Total known weight: 150 kg (approx.)
Number of pieces: unknown
Type: Ordinary chondrite. H4

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Coordinates that best express the Weston fall are 41°16'N, 73°16'W (see new publication by Robson and Pagliaro 2009). The Weston meteor was observed for approximately ten seconds at 06:00 Eastern Standard Time (11:00 UTC) on 1807 December 14 over New York state and New England. The meteor’s atmospheric trajectory was on a course of 155 degrees azimuth (NW to SE) at a slope to the horizon of 30 degrees. The meteor became visible at an altitude of approximately 84 km and its terminal point was at an altitude of approximately 16 km. A significant fragmentation of the meteoroid occurred in the vicinity of New Milford, Connecticut at an altitude of 30 km. Upper air winds distributed the seven fragments recovered into a classical elliptical pattern (centered on the above given coordinates); the major axis being 12 km and orientated north to south. The total mass is ~20 kg. The main mass landed on a rock outcropping in a pasture in Easton, Fairfield County, Connecticut, within 100 m of 41°12'50" N and 73°15'43"W.



ID#: 4875
Description: Fragment
Size: 1.7 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm
Weight: 1.375 gr

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