Meteors and Fireballs

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.



Fireball over Almería and Granada (South Spain), Aug. 28, 2015

m28agoOn August 28, 2015, at 20:15 UT, a fireball flew over Almería and Granada (South Spain) provinces, travelling from southeast to northwest. This fireball could be observed from several fireball detection stations located at Andalucía, including the one placed at Calar Alto Observatory.



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