The Mifflin meteorite fell April 14, 2010, 10:07 pm CDT (UT-5) in Iowa County,
Wisconsin, United States. It is classified as an Ordinary chondrite (L5). A bright
fireball was seen by numerous observers in parts of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois
the night of April 14, 2010. A camera on the roof of the Atmospheric and Oceanic
Sciences Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison captured two images of the
fireball at around 10:07 PM. The track was recorded by Doppler radar. Residents in
Mifflin Township, Wisconsin, heard large explosions at the same time. The first
stone recovered (7.4 g) hit the metal roof of a shed and was found the following
day; it was identified as a meteorite at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Numerous stones fell as a shower mainly in the area of Mifflin Township within a
total distance of 20 km. More than 70 stones and fragments were recovered in the
area within a few weeks after the fall.