Kindberg (prov.) meteorite (233 g, L6) apparently found – bolide at 04:46:47- CET, 19 November 2020, Kindberg, Bruck-Mürzzuschlag, Steiermark, Austria

On 14 September 2021 it was announced in several Austrian media that on 4 July 2021 a 233-gram fragment of a meteorite (L6) was found near Kindberg in Austria. It is supposed to have fallen on 19 November 2020. A woman is reported to have found the meteorite near a forest road.

Alien nach Landung in Kindberg aufgespürt (Der Standard, 14 September 2021)

The 195 g (originally 233 g) Kindberg meteorite specimen (3D scan, NHM Vienna, published: 31 August 2021)

The bolide

Bolide (EN191120): Luminous trail of 24 seconds (almost 290 km) ending at an altitude of 25 km southwest of Mariazell, entry speed at ~100 km: 14 km/s, entry mass: ~270 kg (~50 cm diameter), main flare at 42 km altitude, preatmospheric orbit: Apollo type.

The bolide photographed from Fornach, Austria. Photo: Hermann Koberger

Bolide recorded from Prague. Video: Katedry fyziky atmosféry Matematicko-fyzikální Fakulty UK

Several AllSky7 videos of the bolide. Videos: AllSky7

Bolide recorded from Schwarzenberg, Germany (50.556°, 12.781°). Video: Rene Zinke

LINKS

Jasný a velmi dlouhý bolid časně ráno 19. listopadu 2020 nad Střední Evropou podrobně zachycený přístroji české části Evropské bolidové sítě (Pavel Spurný, Astronomický ústav AV ČR, 20 November 2020)

Die Suche nach dem Stein aus dem All (Der Standard, 24 November 2020)

IMO event 6819-2020