Fireball by Starlink reentry on January 23th

portada

January 25th 2022

This impressive fireball was generated as a result of the reentry into the atmosphere of a Starlink satellite on January 23, at about 22:59 local time (equivalent to 21:59 universal time).

The satellite had a mass of 260 kg and was launched by SpaceX on January 24, 2021. A large number of casual eyewitnesses could see the spectacular event that crossed the Spanish sky among many others.

This phenomenon was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) from the meteor-observing stations located at Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, Sevilla, La Sagra (Granada), Huelva, El Aljarafe, and La Hita (Toledo). 

Read more ...

Bright fireball between Teruel and Guadalajara provinces on January 19th

portada

January 21st 2022

At  04:11 UT (05:11 on January 19, a bright fireball flew above the skies of Teruel and Guadalajara provinces (Center Spain).

This object could be registered with SMART Project's detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), Seville and La Hita (Toledo) observatories.

Some of the external cameras of Calar Alto Observatory also registered this event.

Read more ...

Fireball above Mediterranean Sea in front of Almería's coast on January 18th

portada

January 19th 2022

On the evening of January 18th, at 18h20 UT, a fireball flew above the Mediterranean Sea, just in front of Almería (South Spain) coasts. 

This object was registered with the SMART Project's detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), Huelva and Seville observatories.

Again, one of the external cameras of Calar Alto Observatory in Almería, also recorded this phenomena. 

Read more ...

Two fireballs on January 12th and 14th 2022

 

portada

15 de enero de 2022

Two fireballs were registered with the SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada, Seville, El Aljarafe, Huelva and La Hita (Toledo) observatories. The one happened on January 14th, was also registered with the detectors at La Sagra (Granada) and Madrid.

First one, on January 12th took place at 02h43 UT, while the second one on January 14th, happened at 21h27 UT.

In both cases, external cameras located at Calar Alto Observatory, in Almería, could also follow this event.

Read more ...

Fireball above South Spain and Mediterranean Sea on January 11th

portada

January 13th 2022

Last January 11th, at 05h49 UT, a bright fireball flew above South Spain and Mediterranean Sea, just in front of Granada and Almería coasts. 

SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), El Aljarafe, Seville, Huelva and La Hita (Toledo), registered this event.

Together with those detectors, two external cameras from Calar Alto Observatory also recorded the fireball.

Read more ...