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Der Meteoritenfall von Hökmark am 9. Juni 1954 [The meteorite fall of Hökmark on June 9, 1954]: Uppsala Univ. Geol. Inst. Bull. , v. 40, p. 95-117, 1961.
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In the evening of June 9, 1954, a considerable number of people across the area, more than 100 km wide, some 50 km south of the town of Skellefteå in northern Sweden, observed an object, larger than the full moon, coming down "like a lightning bolt", accompanied by a loud rumble. The time was just after 21:30 local time (which corresponds to 20:30 UT). Keep in mind that during the summer at these latitudes, it is still full daylight at this time of the day. The phenomenon was also seen on the Finnish side of the Golf of Bothnia. While playing in their yard in Hökmark, a small village 30 km south of Skellefteå, the brothers Bertil and Åke Petterson saw the flash that was shortly thereafter followed by swishing sounds and close impacts. A stone the size of a match-box landed 4 meters from the boys, which was cold when they picked it up from the ground. Another stone was found in the yard of the neighbouring house. Swishing sounds and impacts were heard in other parts of the village as well, indicating that the fragmentation of the meteor produced a large number of rather small fragments. 2 - 3 kilometers from the place where the two stones were found, there was apparently another area, about 70 meters in diameter, where a large number of small stone fragments fell on a meadow belonging to Johan Lundholm, a farmer in Hökmark.
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The Hökmark (L4) meteorite fell in Vasterbottens, Sweden, on the 9th June, 1954.
A total mass of 306 g was recovered.

64° 26'N, 21° 12'E



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