Meteors and Fireballs

Summary of Perseids activity in August 2017

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August 15th 2017

The image on the left is a summary of the Perseids meteor activity during the night of August 12th to 13th, coinciding with the maximum activity of this event.

 

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Fireball during night of August 5th 2017

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August 5th 2017

About 3:12 local time (1:12 UT) of August 5th, SMART Project’s detectors and two of the Calar Alto Observatory external surveillance webcams registered a fireball that flew above Mediterranean Sea. This event was recorded with the SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto, La Sagra, Huelva, La Hita and Sevilla Observatories, as well as the above mentioned Calar Alto observatory external surveillance webcams. At the top left of the image, the emission spectrum lines of this object can be seen.

 

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Several fireballs on July 29th 2017

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July 29th 2017

Several fireballs could be recorded last July 29th 2017 with both SMART Project’s detectors and Calar Alto Observatory surveillance webcams. However, we only could retrieve more information from the most important one. That one happened at 23:11 UT of July 29th (01:11 local time 30th July). This object flew over Granada and Córdoba provinces at South Spain. The fireball could be recorded with the SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto, La Sagra, Huelva, La Hita and Sevilla observatories.This object could be also recorded with the Calar Alto Observatory surveillance webcams.

The image shows the emission spectrum lines of that fireball.

 

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Bright fireball over Andalucía (South Spain) on July 28th 2017

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July 28th 2017

Last night of July 28th, at 03:29 local time (1:29 UT), a bright fireball was detected by SMART Project's detectors operated at Calar Alto, La Hita (Toledo), Huelva and Sevilla Observatories. This event could be also recorded with the Calar Alto Observatory West surveillance webcam. The fireball flew over the central part of Andalucía (South Spain). The image on the left shows the emission spectrum lines at both sides of the fireball.

 

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Fireball on July 25th over Mediterranean Sea

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July 25th 2017

About 0:18 local time of July 26th (22:18 of July 25th UT), SMART Project’s detectors registered a fireball over Mediterranean Sea. This event which could be observed from Calar Alto, La Sagra and Sevilla observatories, was also recorded by two of the Calar Alto Observatory surveillance webcams, and the luminous phenomena last nearly 9 seconds.

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