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November 17 - Meteor fireball shoots over Andalucia, Spain
This beautiful meteor was spotted form Spain on 2020 December 3 at 0:40 local time (equivalent to 23:40 universal time on Dec. 2). It overflew the Mediterranean Sea. The bolide was generated by a rock from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 147,000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 112 km over the sea, and ended at a height of around 72 km after traveling about 77 km in the Earth's atmosphere
FIREBALL OVER THE ATLANTIC
This impressive fireball flew over the Gulf of Cadiz on December 14th at 23:12 local time. The phenomenon, which was almost as luminous as the full moon, has been seen from the south and center of Spain and has been especially bright from Andalusia.
This is a Gemini, the brightest recorded this year from Spain. The Geminids peaked on the night of December 13th and 14th, but their activity is still quite remarkable.
The event has been recorded by the SMART project detectors from the astronomical observatories of Calar Alto (Almería), La Hita (Toledo) and Seville. These detectors operate in the framework of the Southwest European Meteorological and Earth Observation Network (SWEMN), which aims to continuously monitor the sky in order to record and study the impact against the Earth's atmosphere of rocks from different objects in the Solar System.
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