Bright North Taurid fireball over the Mediterranean Sea

Bright North Taurid fireball over the Mediterranean Sea

This bright North Taurid fireball overflew the Mediterranean Sea at 22:52 UTC on November 7, 2021.

It was produced by a fragment from Comet Encke that hit the atmosphere at about 111 000 km/h (68 970 mph).

The fireball began at an altitude of about 101 km (62 mph) and ended at a height of around 60 km (37 mph).

The event was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN), and analyzed by the principal investigator of the SMART project: Dr. Jose M. Madiedo, from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).

Featured image and video credit: Meteoroides.net


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