Meteors and Fireballs

Impressive fireball over south Spain on December 11th 2016


December 11th 2016

At 22:25 local time (21:25 UT) of December 11th 2016, an impressive fireball crossed south Spain skies. This fireball could be registered from Calar Alto Observatory, in Almería (Spain), from both the SMART project fireball detection station operated at this center and the observatory surveillance webcams. The video taken with both devices is spectacular. This phenomenon was also followed by the SMART fireball detection station located at La Hita (Toledo), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada) and Sevilla Observatories.




Fireball above the Mediterranean Sea on November 18th 2016


November 18th 2016

A fireball flew above the Mediterranean Sea last November 18th at 23:31 local time (22:31 UT). This object was registered by the SMART Project's fireball detection station s at Calar Alto (Almería) and La Sagra (Granada) observatories. The fireball was also followed by three the webcams of the Calar Alto Surveillance System.





Fireball over the north of Africa on November 15th 2016


November 15th 2016

A bright fireball could be registered from Calar Alto Observatory surveillance webcams and from the fireball detection station, also located at this observatory. This object, that happened on November 15th at 23:55 local time (22:55 UT),could be also observed from La Hita Observatory. The complete analysis is still not finished.



Fireball over Andalucía on October 26th 2016

Portada October 26th 2016

This fireball was observed over the south of Spain at 1:57 local time of October 27th 2016 (23:57 UT of October 26th). It was produced by a fragment detached from a comet (a meteoroid) that impact against our atmosphere with a speed around 94.000 km/h.




Slow fireball with cometary orbit over Granada on September 30th 2016


September 30th 2016

On September 9th 2016 a slow fireball with cometary orbit could be detected with SMART Project's cameras located in different Observatories in central and south Spain. One of those observatory is Calar Alto Observatory, where this fireball could also be recorded. The fireball flew over Granada province (south Spain) and followed a trajectory from south to north. This object could be seen at 21:38:55 UT (23:38:55 local time) and was reported by eyewitnesses.




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