Bright fireball over Andalusia, Spain

fireball spain july 25 2022

This bright bolide was spotted over Andalusia, Spain at 23:04 UTC on July 25, 2022. It was almost as bright as the full Moon.

According to the analysis made by the principal investigator of the SMART project, Dr. Jose M. Madiedo, from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC), the event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 57 000 km/h.

It began at an altitude of about 104 km (64 miles) over the province of Jaén, moved southeast, and ended at a height of around 26 km (16 miles) over the province of Granada.

This bright meteor was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) from the meteor-observing stations located at Huelva, La Hita, CAHA, OSN, La Sagra, and Sevilla.

Featured image credit: Meteoroides

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