Meteors and Fireballs

Fireball over Andalucía on October 26th 2016

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This fireball was observed over the south of Spain at 1:57 local time of October 27th 2016 (23:57 UT of October 26th). It was produced by a fragment detached from a comet (a meteoroid) that impact against our atmosphere with a speed around 94.000 km/h.

 

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Slow fireball with cometary orbit over Granada on September 30th 2016

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September 30th 2016

On September 9th 2016 a slow fireball with cometary orbit could be detected with SMART Project's cameras located in different Observatories in central and south Spain. One of those observatory is Calar Alto Observatory, where this fireball could also be recorded. The fireball flew over Granada province (south Spain) and followed a trajectory from south to north. This object could be seen at 21:38:55 UT (23:38:55 local time) and was reported by eyewitnesses.

 

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Bright fireball over Castilla La Mancha (center-south Spain) on September 27th 2016

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September 27th 2016

Around 22:47 local time (20:47 UT) of September 27th 2016, SMART’s detectors registered a fireball over Castilla La Mancha (center-south of Spain). This event could be recorded from fireball detection station operated at Calar Alto, La Sagra, La Hita, Huelva and Sevilla observatories. The north webcam of the Calar Alto Observatory surveillance system could also register this object.

 

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Fireball over Granada (South Spain) on September 9th 2016

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September 9th 2016

About 3:27 local time (1:27 UT), fireball detectors from SMART Project registered a fireball that flew over Granada province (Andalucía - South Spain). This event could be recorded from fireball detection stations that SMART Project operates at Calar Alto, La Sagra, Huelva and Sevilla observatories. Together with SMART's detectors, Calar Alto Observatory surveillance South and West webcams could record the object too.

 

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Bright fireball over Málaga Province (South Spain)

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August 30th 2016

About 3:57 local time (1:57 UT) of August 30th 2016, SMART Project's detectors have registered a bright fireball over Málaga (South Spain) skies. This event could be recorded with the fireball detection stations operated by the SMART Project located at Calar Alto, La Sagra, La Hita, Huelva and Sevilla observatories. Two of the Calar Alto Observatory surveillance webcams (south and west ones) could also register the object.

 

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