Bolide Events from 1994 to 2013

Bolide Events from 1994 to 2013

The graphic shows atmospheric impact events from 1994 to 2013, credit NASA’s Near Earth Object (NEO) Program

This diagram maps the data gathered from 1994-2013 on small asteroids impacting Earth’s atmosphere to create very bright meteors, technically called “bolides” and commonly referred to as “fireballs”. Sizes of red dots (daytime impacts) and blue dots (nighttime impacts) are proportional to the optical radiated energy of impacts measured in billions of Joules (GJ) of energy, and show the location of impacts from objects about 1 meter (3 feet) to almost 20 meters (60 feet) in size. Credit NASA’s Near Earth Object (NEO) Program

2 thoughts on “Bolide Events from 1994 to 2013”

  1. u said red but me eyes say golden colored dots?
    janet did say she thought I was goin color blind,as a woman Im sure she is right eh?
    aloha

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