Bright fireball on March 14th 2019 nearly in broad light

During the dawn of March 14th 2019, at 6:53 localtime (5:53 UT), some witnesses from Málaga, Sevilla and even Portugal, warned about a fireball crossing the skyes. At that time, there was already blue skies due to the sunrise and this caused that the fireball couldn't be registered by some of the cameras, as that sunrise light saturated the detectors. In fact, no data could be extracted of this object. But we publish the event, as the fireball was slow and had to be very bright to be seen with even with the dawn light.

The first video shows the complete scene while the second one is a image zoom of the event. Both of them are registered with the with the Calar Alto Observatory (Almería) West surveillance webcam.

 

 


Calar Alto (CAHA) fireball detection station, together with the one at the Observatory of Sierra Nevada (IAA-CSIC) and others placed at different locations in Spain, are part of the S.M.A.R.T. project led by Professor José María Madiedo (University of Huelva) to track that kind of objects. Specifically, Calar Alto (CAHA) station and the one at Sierra Nevada (IAA-CSIC) constitute a collaboration agreement between Professor Madiedo and both institutions.