Meteors and Fireballs

Bright fireball over Andalucía (South Spain) on July 28th 2017

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July 28th 2017

Last night of July 28th, at 03:29 local time (1:29 UT), a bright fireball was detected by SMART Project's detectors operated at Calar Alto, La Hita (Toledo), Huelva and Sevilla Observatories. This event could be also recorded with the Calar Alto Observatory West surveillance webcam. The fireball flew over the central part of Andalucía (South Spain). The image on the left shows the emission spectrum lines at both sides of the fireball.

 

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Fireball on July 25th over Mediterranean Sea

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July 25th 2017

About 0:18 local time of July 26th (22:18 of July 25th UT), SMART Project’s detectors registered a fireball over Mediterranean Sea. This event which could be observed from Calar Alto, La Sagra and Sevilla observatories, was also recorded by two of the Calar Alto Observatory surveillance webcams, and the luminous phenomena last nearly 9 seconds.

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Fireball on July 17th and other objects during this month

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July 17th 2017

To this day, 2017 will not be remembered as a good year for observing fireballs. However, during July we could record some events, although it was not possible to gather additional information from most of them. On this article we’ll include the last fireball observed, and from which some information could be obtained, together with other fireballs registered during July but from which it was not possible to obtain data, apart from the videos and images.

The image at the left shows one of the two objects that could be seen last July 11th. Unfortunately we have no data for those fireballs.

We were luckier with the one registered last July 17th, which happened about 06:07 local time (04:07 UT). It could be observed from Calar Alto, La Hita, Sierra Nevada and Sevilla Observatories.

 

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Fireball over Extremadura (southwest Spain) on May 27th 2017

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May 27th 2017

Near six month since the last important event regarding fireball detection, last night May 27th 2017, SMART Project detectors and Calar Alto surveillance webcams could record a fireball travelling northeastward over Extremadura (southwest Spain) at 03:43 UT (05:43 local time).

This object could be observed from Calar Alto Observatory, with west surveillance webcam, and from La Hita (Toledo) and Sevilla Observatories.

 

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Impressive fireball over south Spain on December 11th 2016

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December 11th 2016

At 22:25 local time (21:25 UT) of December 11th 2016, an impressive fireball crossed south Spain skies. This fireball could be registered from Calar Alto Observatory, in Almería (Spain), from both the SMART project fireball detection station operated at this center and the observatory surveillance webcams. The video taken with both devices is spectacular. This phenomenon was also followed by the SMART fireball detection station located at La Hita (Toledo), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada) and Sevilla Observatories.

 

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