Meteors and Fireballs

Fireball on April 30th, 2015


30Abr15On April 30th 2015, at 22:39 UT, a fireball flew over the center part of Spain. The fireball was produced by a detached rock from an asteroid entering into our atmosphere with a speed of 22 Kilometers per seocond. 



Fireballs of 30th and 31st March 2015

bolidoAndaluciaOcc entradaOn March 30th and 31st there were two events concerning fireballs. First one, about 02:39 UT of March 30th, was over Toledo, a city near Madrid. The second one (image on the left) took place at 21:58 UT on March 31st over the west part of Andalucía (South Spain). Calar Alto fireball detection system only detected the object that flew Andalucía's skies, as the one that happened at Toledo was too low over the horizon for the system. However, Calar Alto surveillance webcams could observe both events. 



Fireballs on 27th and 28th December, 2014

Foto Inicial_27We have had a very active Christmas in regard to fireballs. Besides the magnificent earth-grazer on last Christmas Eve, which could be observed in much of Spain, two new objects happened on 27th and 28th of last December. Unfortunately, those fireballs were only seen at Calar Alto detection station and with the external webcams. So no triangulation was possible and we had very little information about them. If you want to see the videos, please click on the read more link below.



Star of Bethlehem doesn't miss its appointment on Christmas Eve

fotoIt may be that the phenomenon observed from several Spanish fireball detection stations, including the one at Calar alto, was not the real Star of Bethlehem, but this bright fireball recorded on last 2014 Christmas Eve, around 20:06 UT (21:06 local), was viwed by a large number of people living in Spain. The coincidence with this special night, gives this fireball a plus of interest and mistery, although the real thing is that it was a 100 Kg rock coming from the main asteroid belt.  





Bright fireball on November 17th, 2014

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On November 17th 2014, at 00:20:34 UT, a bright fireball takes to the skies of Southern Spain. This object was a Tauride, a fragment from Encke comet. 





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