Meteors and Fireballs

Three fireballs during night of November 6th to 7th, 2015

portadaThree fireballs could be observed during the night of November 6th to 7th, 2015. All of the three fireballs that could be observed, were produced by the impact of detached fragments of the Encke comet against our atmosphere. First impact took place at 20:49 UT of November 6th, second one could be observed at 23:16 UT of the same day and the last one, in November 7th, happened at 00:54 UT.



Two bright fireballs on October 28th, 2015

28Oct-portadaLast October 28th 2015, two bright fireballs could be observed. The most impressive was the first one that flew over Mediterranean sea. Both objects were associated to Encke comet. The first, over Mediterranean sea one took place about 3:05 UT while the second one, over Madrid Spanish region, could be seen about 22:16 UT (23:16 local)



Comet Encke fragment over the Straits of Gibraltar on October 5th, 2015

portadaAt 22:14 UT of October 5th, 2015, a bright fireball passed over the Straits of Gibraltar. In this case, the fireball was produced by a fragment from comet Encke. Due to the clouds, it couldn't be observed from all the stations. However, at Calar Alto, although there were some clouds, the object could be seen with our west surveillance webcam. 





Fireball with sporadic origin on September 27th 2015

portadaLast September 27th about 01:59 UT, a fireball with sporadic origin flew over Sierra de Cazorla at Jaén province (south Spain).

The object was registered at different stations, including our fireball detection station at Calar Alto. It was also seen from Huelva, Sevilla, Sierra Nevada and La Sagra, although the last two only saw the spectral emission.



Two fireballs on September 15th, 2015

sur1509frontOn September 15th, 2015, two fireballs flew over North Africa coast proximity. The first one (image on the left), with cometary origin took place in front of Algerian coast, while the second one (click on read more for photo and video) happened over Morocco.



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