Very bright fireball over Spain produces meteorites

Very bright fireball over Spain produces meteorites

A very bright fireball was seen and recorded over Spain at around 01:02 UTC on February 18, 2022. The event lasted 8 seconds and was brighter than the full Moon. It was generated by a meteoroid from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 74 000 km/h (46 000…

Very bright fireball over Toledo, Spain

Very bright fireball over Toledo, Spain

A very bright fireball was spotted over Toledo, central Spain at 02:26 UTC on February 11, 2022. The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 87 000 km/h (54 000 mph). The fireball began at an altitude of about 115 km…

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…

Very bright fireball over southern Spain, meteorites likely

Very bright fireball over southern Spain, meteorites likely

A very bright fireball was recorded over southern Spain at 20:25 UTC on September 15, 2021, with parts of it likely surviving the entry. The event lasted about 8 seconds and was seen by a wide number of people across the country. The high temperature reached during…

Slow-moving fireball over southern Spain

Slow-moving fireball over southern Spain

A slow-moving fireball was spotted over southern Spain at about 00:55 UTC on August 10, 2021. The fireball overflew the provinces of Ciudad Real and Albacete in the region of Castilla-La Mancha. This bright meteor was recorded in the framework of the SMART Project,…

Very bright alpha-Capricornid fireball over Spain

Very bright alpha-Capricornid fireball over Spain

A bright fireball associated with the alpha-Capricornid meteor shower was recorded over Spain at 00:22 UTC on August 5, 2021. The event was produced by a fragment from comet 169P/NEAT that impacted the atmosphere at about 90 000 km/h (55 900 mph), according to an…

Slow-moving fireball over central Spain

Slow-moving fireball over central Spain

A slow-moving fireball was recorded over central Spain at 21:49 UTC on July 2, 2021, and recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN). This bolide overflew the province of Cuenca (region of Castilla-La…

Very bright fireball over Almeria, Spain

Very bright fireball over Almeria, Spain

A very bright fireball was recorded by Calar Alto Observatory (CAHA) in Almeria, Spain at 23:29 UTC on June 5, 2021. Unfortunately, most of Spain was completely covered by clouds and no other station of the other observatories could detect this object, CAHA said in…