September 6th 2022
Two fireballs have been observed from the Calar Alto Observatory in Almería on September 1th, 2022.
The first one occurred at 01:49 UT on september 1th, it crossed the sky of Elche to end up over the province of Murcia. No data is available for the second fireball, only the time of the event: 04:01 UT. The SMART Project detectors that recorded the event are those operated at the observatories of Calar Alto in Almería, La Sagra in Granada, El Aljarafe, Seville, Huelva and La Hita in Toledo.
In any case, some of the external surveillance cameras of the Calar Alto Observatory were able to record both objects. The image on the left shows the trajectory followed by the first fireball crossing the sky of Elche to end up in the province of Murcia, while in the image on the right we can see the second fireball as seen from the observatory.
September 5th 2022
Today around 6h05 Spanish local time (4h05 UT) it was possible to observe the re-entry of the second stage of the Space X Falcon 9 rocket that has put 51 new Starlink satellites into orbit.
The phenomenon has been visible from much of the south and central-east of Spain and has been observed by many people. It has also been recorded by the detectors of the SMART project (Red de Bolides y Meteoros del Suroeste de Europa - Red SWEMN) from Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, La Sagra (Granada), La Hita (Toledo), Olocau (Valencia), Ayora ( Valencia) and Cullera (Valencia).
In addition, several of the external cameras of Calar Alto Observatory in Almería have also been able to record this impressive event.
August 18th 2022
At 21h18 UT of August 17th 2022, a fireball with an asteroidal origin flew above south Mediterranean Sea, in front of both Morocco and Spain coasts.
This object was registered with the Smart Project detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), La Hita (Toledo), Huelva, Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), Seville and Aljarafe (Seville) observatories.
Two of the external cameras located at Calar Alto Observatory also recorded the event.
August 12th 2022
Two bright fireballs have been observed from the Calar Alto Observatory in Almería on the nights of August 5th and 11th, 2022.
We have no data available for the first one, while for the second one, a beautiful Perseid occurred at 04:08 UT on August 11th. The Perseid crossed the sky of the province of Jaén from the west to the southwest, leaving a beautiful, while short trail in its wake. The SMART Project detectors that recorded the event are those operated at the observatories of Calar Alto in Almería, La Sagra in Granada, El Aljarafe, Seville, Huelva and La Hita in Toledo.
In any case, some of the external surveillance cameras of the Calar Alto Observatory were able to record both objects.
August 3rd 2022
Summer is a good time for observing fireballs above our skies.
Since July 31st, a great amount of these nice objects were seeing crossing the sky. With the Alpha-Capricornids and the Perseids on maximum, our skies are plenty of such fireballs.
Not all of these phenomena can be analyzed. It is impossible.
We will bring the nicest ones to our web page
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