Bright meteor over the Mediterranean Sea

Bright meteor over the Mediterranean Sea

This beautiful meteor spotted from Spain overflew the Mediterranean Sea at about 03:13 UTC on November 8, 2020 (04:13 LT).

It was generated by a rock from Comet Encke that hit the atmosphere at about 101 000 km/h.

The visual part of the event began at an altitude of about 97 km (60 miles) over the sea, and ended at a height of around 46 km (28 miles) after traveling about 79 km (49 miles) in the Earth's atmosphere.

It 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), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), La Hita (Toledo), and Sevilla.

Featured image credit: Meteors


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