November 21st: Night of fireballs above South Spain

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November 21st 2020

Up to three bright fireballs could be registered on the night of November 21st 2020.

First one at 00h47 UT, second one at 01h21 UT and the last one a few minutes after, at 01:32 UT.

All of them could be recorded with the SMART Project's detector located at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada),  La Sagra (Granada), La Hita (Toledo) and Seville observatories.

Calar Alto Observatory external surveillance webcams could also follow those objects.

All of them had a cometary origin.

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Impressive fireball flew above South Spain and South Portugal skies on November 16th

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November 16th 2020

At 02h49 UT (03h49 local time) of November 16th 2020, a bright fireball soared through the skies of the southern Iberian Peninsula.

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

The West external surveillance camera located at Calar Alto Observatory could also detect this phenomena.

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Fireball above Alborán Sea (Southwest Mediterranean Sea) on November 8th 2020

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November 8th 2020

Last night, at 03:13 UT (04:13 local time), a bright fireball flew above Alborán Sea (Southwest of Mediterranean Sea) just in front of Granada and Almería (South Spain) coasts.

This event could be registered with the SMART Project's detectors located at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada and La Sagra (Granada), La Hita (Toledo) and Seville Observatories.

Two of the Calar Alto Observatory (Almería) external surveillance webcams could also follow this object.

The spectrum emission lines of this fireball can be appreciated on the left image.

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Two bright and impressive fireball on November 1st 2020

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November 2nd 2020

During the night of the first of November, two bright fireballs could be seen on the skies.

The first one, at 18:53 UT (19:53 local time) happened on the skies of  Castilla La Mancha   (South Spain). This object could be registered with the SMART Project detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), La Sagra (Granada), Siera Nevada (Granada), La Hita (Toledo) and Seville observatories.

Concerning the second one, the results of the analysis are provisional. It seems to flew above North Africa  skies at  22:30 UT (23:30 local time) and ended with a big explosion. This information will be updated if we can get more data about this fireball.

Both of them could also be recorded with three of the Calar Alto Observatory surveillance webcams.

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Fireball above Córdoba and Granada provinces (South Spain) on October 12th 2020

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October 12th 2020

Last night a brilliant fireball with spectacular fulgurations flew above South Spain’s skies at 01:59 local time (23:59 UT of October 11th).

This object was registered with SMART Project’s detector operated at Calar Alto (Almería), La Hita  (Toledo), La Sagra (Granada) and Seville observatories.

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