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Meteor fireball over north of Spain (Jan. 28)

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This notable bolide was spotted over Spain on January 28, at 6:31 local time (equivalent to 5:31 universal time). It was almost as bright as the full Moon. The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 145,000 km/h. The fireball overflew León (Spain). It began at an altitude of about 105 km over Noceda de Cabrera (province of León), moved northeast, and ended at a height of around 71 km over Valdespino de Somoza (province of León).

This bright meteor was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) from the meteor-observing stations located at La Hita (Toledo), El Guijo (Madrid), and Coruña. The event has been analyzed by the principal investigator of the SMART project: Dr. Jose M. Madiedo, from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).


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Meteor fireball over UK on January 24

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We received 184 reports about a fireball seen over Cymru, England, Scotland and Wales on Tuesday, January 24th 2023 around 06:53 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over Oklahoma and over states on January 20

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We received 81 reports about a fireball seen over AR, KS, MO, MS, OK and TX on Friday, January 20th 2023 around 09:37 UT.

For this event, we received 7 videos.


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Meteor fireball over Valencia, Spain (Jan. 19)

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This bright bolide was spotted over Spain on January 19, at 1:38 local time (equivalent to 0:38 universal time). The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 144,000 km/h. The fireball overflew the province of Valencia (Spain). It began at an altitude of about 109 km over Cheste (province of Valencia), moved west, and ended at a height of around 74 km after travelling in the atmosphere a total distance of 33 km.

This bright meteor was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) from the meteor-observing stations located at Huelva, La Hita (Toledo), Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, La Sagra (Granada), Sevilla, and Faro de Cullera (Valencia). The event has been analyzed by the principal investigator of the SMART project: Dr. Jose M. Madiedo, from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).


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Meteor fireball over Spain and Morocco (Jan. 16)

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This bolide was spotted over Spain on January 16, at 19:48 local time (equivalent to 18:48 universal time). The fireball was observed by a wide number of casual eyewitnesses, who reported it on social networks.

The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 114,000 km/h. The fireball overflew Spain and Morocco. It began at an altitude of about 94 km over the locality of San Pablo de Buceite (province of Cádiz, Spain), moved southeast, and ended at a height of around 47 km over the locality of Asoua (Morocco).

This bright meteor was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) from the meteor-observing stations located at Huelva, La Hita (Toledo), Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, La Sagra (Granada), Sevilla, and Huelva. The event has been analyzed by the principal investigator of the SMART project: Dr. Jose M. Madiedo, from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).


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Meteor fireball over Washington state on January 17

Corey Clarke’s webcam captured the flash of a meteor.

Corey Clarke’s webcam captured the flash of a meteor.
We received 17 reports about a fireball seen over WA on Tuesday, January 17th 2023 around 07:04 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over Oklahoma and over states on January 17

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We received 9 reports about a fireball seen over AR, KS, MO and OK on Tuesday, January 17th 2023 around 07:21 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over the Gulf of Cádiz, Spain (Jan. 15)

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This bright bolide was spotted over Spain on January 15, at 22:52 local time (equivalent to 21:52 universal time). The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 86,000 km/h. The fireball overflew the Gulf of Cádiz. It began at an altitude of about 74 km over the Gulf of Cádiz, moved northwest, and ended at a height of around 39 km over Isla Cristina (province of Huelva).

This bright meteor was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) from the meteor-observing stations located at Huelva, La Hita (Toledo), Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, La Sagra (Granada), Sevilla, and Huelva. The event has been analyzed by the principal investigator of the SMART project: Dr. Jose M. Madiedo, from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).


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Meteor fireball over the south of Spain (Jan. 11)

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This bright bolide was spotted over Spain on January 11, at 3:17 local time (equivalent to 2:17 universal time). The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 127,000 km/h. The fireball overflew the province of Córdoba. It began at an altitude of about 96 km over the locality of Baena (province of Córdoba), moved northeast, and ended at a height of around 41 km over Valenzuela (province of Córdoba).

This bright meteor was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) from the meteor-observing stations located at Huelva, La Hita (Toledo), Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, and Sevilla. The event has been analyzed by the principal investigator of the SMART project: Dr. Jose M. Madiedo, from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).


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Meteor fireball over Oklahoma and Texas on January 11

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We received 179 reports about a fireball seen over OK and TX on Wednesday, January 11th 2023 around 00:47 UT.

For this event, we received 7 videos.