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.
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.
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.
February 19th 2020
This year has started with lots of fireballs surrounding the Spanish’ south skies.
During the two past night, two more bright fireballs could be registered. The one at 04:09 UT of February 18th could only be registered with one of the surveillance webcams operated at Calar Alto Observatory in Almería. Rest of observatories having SMART Project detectors had clouds, so this fireball couldn’t be triangulated and no information could be gathered from this object.
However, the second one at 03:31 UT of February 19th was much more impressive and was registered with the SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada) and Sevilla observatories. And again, with the Calar Alto Observatory (Almería) south surveillance webcam.
February 11th 2020
The third in February, and the fourth in 2020. A new fireball could be registered with the SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), La Sagra (Granada), La Hita (Toledo) and Seville observatories.
This nice object could also be registered with the west surveillance webcam at Calar Alto Observatory in Almería, more than 300 km away of this event.
And, again, this is the third that flew above West Andalusia’s skies.