February 26, 2024

Exploding meteor ‘booms’ over Pennsylvania on New Year’s Day

Observations from GOES-16 shows a flash that was later determined came from an exploding meteor on Jan. 1, 2022. (Image credit: Twitter/NWSPittsburgh)A meteor speeding through Earths atmosphere exploded over Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on New Years Day (Jan. 1). Simply before 11:30 a.m. EST (1630 GMT) on Jan. 1, people in Pittsburgh heard what sounded like a loud “boom” outside.

Observations from GOES-16 reveals a flash that was later determined came from a blowing up meteor on Jan. 1, 2022. (Image credit: Twitter/NWSPittsburgh)A meteor speeding through Earths atmosphere exploded over Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on New Years Day (Jan. 1). Just prior to 11:30 a.m. EST (1630 GMT) on Jan. 1, individuals in Pittsburgh heard what sounded like a loud “boom” outside.