The Weston meteorite is a meteorite which fell to earth above the town of Weston, Connecticut on December 14, 1807.
The Weston meteorite is a meteorite which fell to earth above the town of Weston, Connecticut at approximately 6:30 in the morning on December 14, 1807. The meteor fall was widely witnessed and reported in newspaper accounts at the time. Eyewitnesses reported three loud explosions, and stone fragments fell in at least six locations.
Strewn field & Naming 
The majority of the strewn field where most of the fragments fell is in the present town of Easton. The town of Easton was within the town of Weston in 1807, hence the name Weston meteorite. Part of the debris field extended into neighboring Trumbull. Fragments of this meteorite were collected in the Tashua section of Trumbull.
Historical Significance 
Fragments from the fall were collected, documented, and chemically analyzed by Yale University professors Benjamin Silliman and James Kingsley. The Weston meteorite is the first meteorite to fall in the New World which was documented in such a manner, marking the beginning of meteorite science in the United States. Fragments of the meteorite remain within the Yale meteorite collection, which is the oldest such collection in the United States.
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