Bright meteor recorded over Cordoba, Spain

Bright meteor recorded over Cordoba, Spain

A bright meteor was recorded over Cordoba, Spain at 02:12 UTC on June 2, 2021, and recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) from the meteor-observing stations located at Sevilla, La Hita (Toledo), La Sagra (Granada), Calar Alto and Madrid (Universidad Complutense).

The event has been analyzed by the principal investigator of the SMART project, Dr. Jose M. Madiedo, from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).

The fireball overflew the province of Córdoba after hitting the atmosphere at about 183 000 km/h.

It began at an altitude of about 111 km (69 miles) and ended at a height of around 83 km (51 miles).

Featured image credit: Meteoroides.net


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