Author: Jose Maria Madiedo

Summary of the 2018 Quadrantids from Sierra Nevada

  This video shows an accelerated view of the meteor activity recorded during the peak of the Quadrantids. The “meteorlapse” was prepared from the images obtained by one of the cameras operating in the framework of the SMART Project (University of Huelva) from the astronomical observatory of Sierra Nevada (Granada, Spain)....

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Summary of the 2017 Geminids peak

Thanks to favourable weather conditions in Spain, the peak of the 2017 Geminids could be recorded from several meteor stations involved in the S.M.A.R.T Project (University of Huelva). This video shows a “meteorlapse” prepared with the meteor trails spotted from La Hita Astronomical Observatory (Toledo)....

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Bright meteor event over Morocco December 14

This bright meteor event overflew Morocco on Dec. 14. It was spotted from several observatories in Spain at 3:45 universal time. The event is NOT a Geminid, despite it was recorded during the activity peak of this meteor shower. It began at an altitude of 114 km over Morocco and ended at a height of 61 over the city of Melilla....

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Bright Geminids over Spain

2017 December 14, at 2:24 UT On Dec. 14, at 3:24 local time (2:24 universal time) this amazing Geminid meteor was spotted over Spain. The event was produced by a fragment from Asteroid Phaeton that hit the atmosphere at about 122.000 km/h. It began at an altitude of around 101 km over the province of Cordoba and ended at a height of about 43 km. It was recorded in the framework of the SMART Project (University of Huelva) from the astronomical observatories of La Hita (Toledo), Calar Alto (Almería), La Sagra (Granada), Huelva and Sevilla.   2017 December 14,...

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Bright meteor event on 6 Dec. 2017 at 4:22 UT

This bright fireball was recorded on the night of Dec. 6 at 5:22 local time (4:22 universal time) over the Mediterranean Sea, between the coasts of Mallorca and Valencia. The event was produced by a meteoroid that hit the atmosphere at about 140.000 km/h. It began at an altitude of around 100 km over the sea. It ended at a height of about 52 km. This meteor event has been recorded in the framework of the SMART project (University of Huelva) from the astronomical observatories of La Hita (Toledo) and Calar Alto (Almería)....

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