Fireball during night of August 5th 2017

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August 5th 2017

About 3:12 local time (1:12 UT) of August 5th, SMART Project’s detectors and two of the Calar Alto Observatory external surveillance webcams registered a fireball that flew above Mediterranean Sea. This event was recorded with the SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto, La Sagra, Huelva, La Hita and Sevilla Observatories, as well as the above mentioned Calar Alto observatory external surveillance webcams. At the top left of the image, the emission spectrum lines of this object can be seen.

 

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Several fireballs on July 29th 2017

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July 29th 2017

Several fireballs could be recorded last July 29th 2017 with both SMART Project’s detectors and Calar Alto Observatory surveillance webcams. However, we only could retrieve more information from the most important one. That one happened at 23:11 UT of July 29th (01:11 local time 30th July). This object flew over Granada and Córdoba provinces at South Spain. The fireball could be recorded with the SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto, La Sagra, Huelva, La Hita and Sevilla observatories.This object could be also recorded with the Calar Alto Observatory surveillance webcams.

The image shows the emission spectrum lines of that fireball.

 

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Bright fireball over Andalucía (South Spain) on July 28th 2017

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July 28th 2017

Last night of July 28th, at 03:29 local time (1:29 UT), a bright fireball was detected by SMART Project's detectors operated at Calar Alto, La Hita (Toledo), Huelva and Sevilla Observatories. This event could be also recorded with the Calar Alto Observatory West surveillance webcam. The fireball flew over the central part of Andalucía (South Spain). The image on the left shows the emission spectrum lines at both sides of the fireball.

 

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Fireball on July 25th over Mediterranean Sea

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July 25th 2017

About 0:18 local time of July 26th (22:18 of July 25th UT), SMART Project’s detectors registered a fireball over Mediterranean Sea. This event which could be observed from Calar Alto, La Sagra and Sevilla observatories, was also recorded by two of the Calar Alto Observatory surveillance webcams, and the luminous phenomena last nearly 9 seconds.

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Fireball on July 17th and other objects during this month

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July 17th 2017

To this day, 2017 will not be remembered as a good year for observing fireballs. However, during July we could record some events, although it was not possible to gather additional information from most of them. On this article we’ll include the last fireball observed, and from which some information could be obtained, together with other fireballs registered during July but from which it was not possible to obtain data, apart from the videos and images.

The image at the left shows one of the two objects that could be seen last July 11th. Unfortunately we have no data for those fireballs.

We were luckier with the one registered last July 17th, which happened about 06:07 local time (04:07 UT). It could be observed from Calar Alto, La Hita, Sierra Nevada and Sevilla Observatories.

 

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