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A meteor exploded over Syracuse, New York on December 2, 2020, shortly after noon EST (approximately 17:08 UTC).


The sonic boom rattled numerous houses and windows.[1] The explosion was heard throughout Central New York and registered by seismographs.[2] The American Meteor Society received 181 reports from citizen scientists, with the fireball sighted in New York, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ "After a million-year journey, a meteor explodes above Syracuse in 2020". December 4, 2020.
  2. ^ Ty, Alexis (2020-12-03). "'Large Size' Meteor Explodes Over New York, 'Big Fireball' Flash Caught On Video". International Business News. Retrieved 2020-12-04.
  3. ^ "AMS Event #2020-7267". American Meteor Society.
  4. ^ See videos of meteor that caused large boom across Central NY, elsewhere