Meteors and Fireballs

Spectacular fireball on January 19th to 20th midnight

portadaDuring last January 19th to 20th early morning, about 01:00 Spanish Local Time, a spectacular fireball crossed the sky of Southern Spain. This phenomena has been registered from Calar Alto Observatory, as well as from fireball detection stations located at La Sagra (Granada) and La Hita (Toledo) observatories.

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Fireball from the main asteroid belt during the night of December 5th 2015

portada1Last December 5th 2015, a bright fireball was detected at 22:43 local time. This object could be observed from the center and south parts of Spain. This phenomena has been observed from Calar Alto Observatory and from the fireball detection stations operated at La Sagra(Granada), La Hita (Toledo) and Sevilla observatories.

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Fireball in December 4th 2015

portadaDuring the night of December 4th 2015, a bright fireball could be observed at 22h09m UT. The object could be seen from south Spain. This event was observed and registered at Calar Alto Observatory, and also with the fireball detection station operated at La Sagra (Granada), La Hita (Toledo) and Sevilla Observatories. 

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Taurids meteor shower produces two new fireballs on November 18th 2015

portadaTwo bright fireballs have been observed in South Spain during last November 18th night. Both of them have been recorded from Calar Alto Observatory, as well as from fireball detection stations working at La Sagra (Granada), La Hita (Toledo) and Sevilla Observatories.

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Encke fireball activity continues on November 13th and 14th 2015

portadaMay be not so spectacular as previous nights, but Encke comet fireball activity continues. On November 13th and 14th 2015, two fireballs could be observed from much of Spain and recorded from the Calar Alto Observatory cameras, as well as from La Sagra (Granada), La Hita (Toledo), El Arenosillo (Huelva) and Sevilla observatories.

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