Author: Jose Maria Madiedo

Stunning fireball on 12 Sept. 2017 at 1:35 universal time

This amazing fireball was recorded on the night of 12 September 2017 at 3:35 local time (1:35 universal time). The event was produced over Spain by a fragment from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere. The fireball began at a height of about 84 km and ended at an altitude of around 31 km. It was recorded in the framework of the SMART Project from the astronomical observatories of Calar Alto (Almería), La Hita (Toledo, Spain), Sevilla and Huelva....

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Beautifull Perseid fireball on 5 August 2017

This beautifull Perseid fireball was recorded on 5 August 2017 at 4:20 local time (2:20 universal time). It was produced by a fragment of Comet Swift-Tuttle that impacted the atmosphere at about 210.000 km/h. The fireball began at a height of about 130 km and ended at an altitude of around 82 km above the ground level. It was recorded in the framework of the SMART Project from the astronomical observatories of La Hita (Toledo, Spain), Sevilla and...

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Large asteroidal fireball over Madrid

This stunning fireball overflew Toledo and Madrid on July 27 at 00:35 local time (22:35 Universal Time on July 26). The event was produced by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at around 54.000 km/h. The fireball began at a height of about 80 km and ended at an altitude of 45 km. It was recorded in the framework of the SMART Project from the astronomical observatories of Calar Alto (Almería, Spain) and La Hita (Toledo, Spain). The bolide was also detected from other meteor stations operated by the Spanish Meteor Netowk...

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Fireball over the Mediterranean Sea on 4 July 2017

This sporadic fireball overflew the Mediterranean Sea on 4 July 2017 at 0:09 UT (2:09 local time). According to the preliminary analysis of this event, the bolide began at an altitude of about 80 km above the sea level and ended at a height of around 50 km. The fireball was recorded in the framework of the SMART Project from the astronomical observatories of La Hita (Toledo, Spain), Calar Alto (Almería, Spain) and...

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Andalusia, December 11, at 22:25 local time

Awesome ball of fire from the night of December 11, at 22:25 local time. Flew Over Andalusia, specifically the provinces of Granada and jaen. The event was recorded by the cameras that operate within the framework of the project smart since the observatories of the hita (Toledo), Calar Alto (Almeria), Sierra Nevada (Granada), LA Sagra (Granada), Seville and huelva. What caused the entry into the earth’s atmosphere of a rock from an asteroid at a speed of about 72 thousand km /...

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