Bright meteor event over Spain on September 3

Bright meteor event over Spain on September 3

This bright meteor overflew Spain at 20:52 UTC (22:52 local time) on September 3, 2019.

It was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 85 000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 91 km (56 miles) over the province of Cáceres, and ended at a height of around 35 km (21 miles).

The event was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN), from the meteor-observing stations located at Calar Alto (Almería), La Hita (Toledo), and Sevilla.

Featured image credit: Meteoroides.net


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