Author: Jose Maria Madiedo

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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Stunning fireball on 18 Nov. 2016 (at 22:31 UT)

This amazing fireball overflew the Mediterranean Sea on 18 Nov. 2016 at 22:31 UT (23:31 local time). The event was produced by a meteoroid that hit the atmosphere at about 72000 km/h. The bolide began at an altitude of about 80 km above the sea level and ended at a height of around 60 km above the sea. The fireball was recorded in the framework of the SMART Project from the astronomical observatories of Calar Alto (Almería, Spain) and La Sagra (Granada,...

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Fireball during the Super Moon on 15 Nov (at 2:55 UT)

Very bright fireball over the South of Spain on 15 Nov. at 2:55 UT (3: 55 local time). It belongs to the Southern Taurids meteor shower. The event took place during the Super Moon and was produced by a fragment from Comet 2P/Encke that hit the atmosphere at about 110.000 km/h. The bolide began at a height of about 108 km over the province of Granada and ended at an altitude of 60 km over the south of the province of Jaen.  ...

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