Meteors and Fireballs

Fireball from Comet 169P/NEAT on July 22nd 2015

portadaOn July 22nd, 2015, four fireballs flew over the Iberian Peninsula. Calar Alto fireball detection station and the west surveillance webcam, detected the one that crossed Málaga Skies. This object came from Comet 169P/Neat and took place at 22:07 UT.



Fireball with possible cometary origin on July 7th, 2015

portadaThis fireball happened on July 7th, 2015, about 20:01:10 UT, when there was still some daylight. Unfortunately, this object seems to be observed only at Calar Alto fireball detection station and external surveillance webcams, so presently neither triangulation could be achieved nor its ground path. 




Fireball of June 27, 2015

27Jun portadaLast June 27th, 2015, about 02:48 UT, a fireball flew over Cuenca and Guadalajara Spanish provinces. This fireball was best observed from northern stations, but it can also be viewed at Calar Alto. The object could be seen from both north cameras at the fireball detection station and surveillance webcam. The building on the image is the Calar Alto 2.2m telescope.




Cometary fireball on 6th June 2015

f7JunAbout 22:36:17 UT of June 6th, 2015, a fireball could be observed from the observatories of La Sagra, La Hita and also from Calar Alto Observatory (in this case, from two different cameras). The object happened over Jaén and Ciudad Real provinces.



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. 



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