Another fireball on May 31st 2020, now above Southeast Spain

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June the 1st, 2020

A new fireball has been registerd by the detectors that Project SMART operates at Calar Alto (Almería), La Sagra (Granada), Sierra Nevada (Granada) and Seville observatories. 

This time, the object flew above Southeast Spain on May 31st at 20:29 UT (22:29 local time)

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Fireball on May 30th 2020 above Teruel province (mid-east Spain)

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May 31st 2020

Last night, May 30 2020, at 21:16 UT (19:16 local time) a bright fireball flew above Teruel province (mid-east Spain).

This event could be registered by the SMART Project stations operated at Calar Alto (Almería), La Sagra (Granada) and Seville observatories.

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Bright fireball above Zaragoza province on May 18th 2020

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May 19th 2020

Last  May 18th 2020, at 23:44 UT a bright fireball flew above Zaragoza Province (northeast Spain) and could be registered even from Almería.

This phenomena took place above the southwest part of Zaragoza Province and was registered with the detectors that the SMART Project operates at Calar Alto (Almería), La Hita (Toledo) and Seville observatories.

From Calar Alto Observatory, in Almería and about 500 km away from the place where the event happened, the north surveillance webcam was also able to record the fireball.

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New fireball last evening March 7th 2020

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7 de Marzo de 2020

A new fireball could be observed last evening, March 7th 2020, at 19:33 UT (20:33 local time)

This object has been registered with the SMART Project's detectors operated at La Sagra (Granada), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Hita (Toledo) and Seville.

As it happened others occasions,  the external surveillance webcams located at Calar Alto Observatory (Almería) recorded this event that happed northwest from this observatory.

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Fireball on February 23rd 2020 in front of Almeria coast

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February 23rd 2020

At 00:22 (Local time) of February 23rd 2020, a fireball could be observed in front of the coast of Almeria. This event could be seen from more than 500km and was registerd from the SMART Project's detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Hita (Toledo) and Sevilla observatories.

Following the preliminary analysis carried out by Professor José María Madiedo (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía IAA-CSIC), PI of the SMART Project, this fireball was caused by a rock impacting against the Earth atmosphere at a estimated speed of about 43.000 km/h and the initial altitude of the fireball was about 70 km above Almeria (South Spain) province. The object moved then southeastward and finished at an altitude of about 29 km above Mediterranean Sea.

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