Another fireball on May 31st 2020, now above Southeast Spain

pathA new fireball has been registerd by the detectors that Project SMART operates at Calar Alto (Almería), La Sagra (Granada), Sierra Nevada (Granada) and Seville observatories. 

This time, the object flew above Southeast Spain on May 31st at 20:29 UT (22:29 local time)

As usual, Professor Madiedo (Instituto de Astronfísica de Andalucía IAA-CSIC) did the preliminary analysis. Following that, the event resulted as a detached rock from an asteroid which impacted against our atmosphere at a speed of about 100.000 km/h. 

The luminous part of the event started at an altitude of 94 km at the west part of Jaen province. Then it moved southeastward, passing through the vertical of the city of Jaen, crossing Granada province in diagonal and finished at an estimated altitude of 57 km above the Mediterranean Sea in front of the most occidental part of Almería's coasts. 

The image shows the long path this object followed above the ground. 

And below is the video that the west SMART Project's detector could register from Calar Alto Observatory (Almería). 

 


Calar Alto (CAHA) fireball detection station, together with the one at the Observatory of Sierra Nevada (IAA-CSIC) and others placed at different locations in Spain, are part of the S.M.A.R.T. project led by Professor José María Madiedo (IAA) to track that kind of objects. Specifically, Calar Alto (CAHA) station and the one at Sierra Nevada (IAA-CSIC) constitute a collaboration agreement between the IAA researcher José María Madiedo and both institutions.