Slow-moving meteor over southern Spain

Slow-moving meteor over southern Spain

This stunning and slow meteor overflew southern Spain at 02:02 UTC on August 22, 2020 (04:02 LT). The event was recorded by the meteor-observing stations located at Sevilla, Sierra Nevada, and Calar Alto.

The meteor hit the atmosphere at around 62 000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 95 km (59 miles) over the Mediterranean Sea and ended at a height of around 27 km (16 miles) over the province of Málaga.

The event was recorded in the framework of the SMART project (Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia, IAA-CSIC), which is being conducted by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN). 

Featured image credit: Meteoroides.net/SMART


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