Lots of fireballs on this beginning of November


Since November began, fireball activity has been increased a lot.

Besides the big event in South France, commented in previous article, several fireballs could be registered from the SMART Station’s detectors operated at different observatories: Calar Alto in Almería, La Sagra and Sierra Nevada in Granada, La Hita in Toledo, Huelva, El Aljarafe in Seville and Seville.

Different external cameras operated at Calar Alto Observatory also registered these events.

Below are the videos of the most significant ones.

November 2nd



November 3rd


November 4th


November 7th

  • Event type: Cometary
  • Initial speed 103.000  km/h
  • Initial altitude: 112 km
  • Final altitude: 88 km

November 8th

  • Event type: Cometary
  • Initial speed 111,000 km/h
  • Initial altitude: 105 km
  • Final altitude: 61 km

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 (IAA) to track that kind of objects. Specifically, Calar Alto (CAHA) station and the one at Sierra Nevada (IAA-CSIC) constitute a collaboration agreement between the IAA researcher José María Madiedo and both institutions.