Two fireballs on November 29th 2022

Two fireballs happened on November 29th 2022.

The first one took place at 00h03 UT, while the second one appeared on the sky at 22h22 UT.

Both of them were registered with several of the SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Ayora (Valencia), Faro de Cullera (Valencia), La Hita (Toledo), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada) and Seville observatories.

And, as usual, some of the external Calar Alto cameras also registered these events.

Professor José María Madiedo (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía IAA-CSIC), PI of SMART Project, could get the data from the first one. This fireball flew above Castellón province (East Spain) skies. Below are the data of this event.





  • Type of event: asteroidal
  • Initial speed: 104,000 km/h
  • Initial altitude: 101 km
  • Final altitude: 56 km
  • Where: South of Castellón province (East Spain)




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.