UFO Sightings 2015

Dataset of UFO sightings in the United States in 2015

Data on UFO sightings reported to the National UFO Reporting Center in 2015, including the date, time, location, and duration of the sighting, as well as summary information about the shape and other details of the object sighted.

(7 columns, 4163 rows)

Examples

Basic Examples

Retrieve the ResourceObject:

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ResourceObject["UFO Sightings 2015"]
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View the data:

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ResourceData["UFO Sightings 2015"]
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Visualization

Show the distribution of UFO sightings in the continental U.S.:

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GeoHistogram[ResourceData["UFO Sightings 2015"][All, "Position"], 40, 
 GeoRange -> 
  EntityClass["AdministrativeDivision", "ContinentalUSStates"]]
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Show which months had the most UFO sightings:

In[4]:=
BarChart[Last /@ 
  Sort[Tally[
    DateValue[#"Date", "Month"] & /@ 
     ResourceData["UFO Sightings 2015"]]], 
 ChartLabels -> {"Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", 
   "Aug", "Sept", "Oct", "Nov", "Dec"}]
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Chart the top 5 states for UFO sightings:

In[5]:=
BarChart[Reverse@
  TakeLargest[5][
   CountsBy[ResourceData["UFO Sightings 2015"], "State"]], 
 BarOrigin -> Left, ChartLabels -> Automatic]
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Wolfram Research, "UFO Sightings 2015" from the Wolfram Data Repository. (2016) https://doi.org/10.24097/wolfram.14711.data

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Copyright National UFO Reporting Center

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