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Bright meteor over the Mediterranean Sea

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This meteor overflew the Mediterranean Sea at 23:40 UTC on December 2, 2020, and was recorded from Spain in the framework of the SMART project.

The bolide was generated by a rock from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 147 000 km/h.

It began at an altitude of about 112 km (69 miles) over the sea and ended at a height of around 72 km (44 miles) after traveling about 77 km (47 miles) in the Earth's atmosphere. 

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

Featured image credit: Meteoroides.net

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