Bright fireball over Granada, Spain

Bright fireball over Granada, Spain

A bright fireball was observed over the Spanish province of Granada at 19:13 UTC on November 8, 2021. It was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet hitting the atmosphere at about 88 000 km/h (54 680 mph).

The fireball began at an altitude of about 87 km (54 miles) over the village of Alpujarra de la Sierra, Granada.

From that position, it moved west and ended at a height of around 45 km (28 miles) over the town of Alhama de Granada.

This bright meteor was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN), from different meteor-observing stations located in Spain.

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).

Featured image and video credit: Meteoroides.net


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