Very bright fireball explodes over southern Spain

Very bright fireball explodes over southern Spain

A very bright fireball exploded over southern Spain, on Monday, November 16, 2020. The object entered the atmosphere at an altitude of about 132 km (82 miles) over Andalucia and ended at a height of about 61 km (38 mph) over southern Portugal.

The fireball was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, carried out by the Andalucia Institute of Astrophysics (IAA-CSIC), at the observatories of Calar Alto (Almeria), Sevilla, and La Hita (Toledo).

According to Jose Maria Madiedo, the main researcher on the project, the fireball was recorded at 02:49 UTC (03:49 LT). 

The meteor became incandescent when it entered the atmosphere, becoming a raging fireball at an altitude of about 132 km (82 miles) over Andalucia. 

It traveled westward and disappeared at an altitude of 61 km (38 mph) over southern Portugal. 

Featured image credit: Meteors/YouTube


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