Author: Jose Maria Madiedo

Slow cometary fireball on Oct. 26 (at 23:57 UT)

This fireball was observed over the South of Spain on Oct. 26, at 23:57 UT (1:57 local time on Oct. 27). The event was produced by a sporadic cometary meteoroid that hit the atmosphere at about 94000 km/h. The fireball began at a height of 90 km over the province of Cordoba and ended at a height of 40 km over the Mediterranean...

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Large fireball after sunset

On Sept. 29, a few minutes after sunset (at 18:47 UT), a very bright fireball was witnessed over the South of Spain. The preliminary analysis of this sporadic event reveals that it was produced by a rock that hit the atmosphere at about 90.000 km/h. The bolide began at a height of about 85 km and ended at an altitude of around 51 km....

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Bright Taurid fireball on Sept. 27 (at 20:47 UT)

A mag. -10 fireball was recorded over Spain by the cameras operating in the framework of the SMART Project on Sept. 27, at 20:47 UT (22:47 local time). The meteoroid hit the atmosphere at 30.6 km/s and the luminous phase began at a height of 111 km. The terminal point was located at an altitude of 75 km. The calculated orbital elements show that the bolide belongs to the Northern Taurids meteor shower. The following YouTube video shows the footage obtained from two meteor-observing stations, and also the atmospheric path of the meteor: https://youtu.be/tNBUbnkUOHg...

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Cometary fireball on 27 Sept. 2016 (at 3:11 UT)

This fireball overflew the Mediterranean Sea on 27 Sep. 2016 at 3:11 UT ( 5:11 local time). The event was produced by a meteoroid from Comet P/2005 T4 (SWAN) that impacted the atmosphere at about 250000 km/h. It started at a height of 130 km over the sea level and ended at an altitude of 84 km. It was recorded by several meteor-observing stations operating in the framework of the SMART Project in Spain. The bolide belongs to the September omicron-Orionids meteor...

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