住民は、大まかにブームを聞いて感じたと報告した 8:30 午前. 土曜日の現地時間. 流星は、大気圏を高速で移動しながら分裂するときにソニック ブームを発生させることがあります。.
The NWS says its lightning mapper caught what likely were trails from a pair of pieces from the meteor.
“Bolstering the meteor theory for this morning’s boom in Utah, the two reddish pixels shown over Davis and Morgan counties are from the GOES-17 Lightning Mapper, but not associated with evidence of thunderstorm activity in satellite or radar. Likely the meteor trail/flash,” NWS Salt Lake City wrote on Twitter.
The meteor strike came amid the Perseid meteor shower, which lasted throughout Friday and Saturday.
The annual Perseid shower comes as the Earth travels through the remnants of the comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. Most of the remnants are pea-sized and burn up quickly, but some larger ones make it deeper into the atmosphere.