On the morning of February 13, 2023, the small asteroid 2023 CX1 entered Earth's atmosphere, 7 hours after discovery. Its former provisional name was SAR2667.
The asteroid was observed for two hours from Berthelot Observatory - The Astronomical Institute of the Romanian Academy, the last observation being recorded 20 minutes before impact.
In the image, the asteroid is visible as a streak which crosses the image from bottom right to the top.
The estimated diameter of this celestial body was about 1 meter.
Desegregation of this object took place north of Le Havre (France) and its debris fell over France and in the English Chanel.
Published on: May 24, 2023