Bolide of asteroid 2018 LA (ZLAF9B2) above Botswana on 2 June 2018 at ~18.49.17-23 local time (UTC+2)

CCTV recording by Barend Swanepoel and Wikus van Zyl recorded from Swanepoel’s father’s or his father’s friend’s farm near location -26.743643, 26.223267 between Hartebeesfontein and Ottosdal, South Africa.

Video from Randfontein, Gauteng (-26.1541° / 27.6800°)
The Apollo NEO 2018 LA / ZLAF9B2 was discovered at 8:14 UTC by the Mount Lemmon Survey (MLS)/Catalina Sky Survey, 8.5 hours prior to impact.

Orbit data of 2018 LA (JPL Small-Body Database)

NEO ZLAF9B2 detected by Catalina Sky Survey

Bill Gray’s time/location plot

AMS reports for event 1924-2018

Bill Gray’s Pseudo-MPEC for ZLAF9B2.

A simulation of the ZLAF9B2 trajectory on orbitsimulator

Simulation of the approach trajectory of ZLAF9B2

Dhiraj S provided this AMS observation report about his sighting from location (24°37’21”S, 25°54’57”E) in Gaborone in the South-East District of Botswana at 16:44 UTC.

Peter Brown reports a “strong infrasound detection of a bolide at station I47 in South Africa today at 1730 UT. Origin time between 1645-17 UT over Botswana. Yield 0.3-0.5 kT, corresponding to 2m diameter asteroid.”

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