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Meteor fireball over the south of Spain (Feb. 14)

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This bright bolide was spotted over Spain on February 14, at 21:59 local time (equivalent to 20:59 universal time). It was almost as bright as the full Moon. 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 54,000 km/h. The fireball overflew Andalusia. It began at an altitude of about 82 km over the center of the province of Jaén, moved southeast, and ended at a height of around 48 km over the southwest of the same province.

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 Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, Sevilla, La Sagra (Granada), Huelva, El Aljarafe, and La Hita (Toledo). 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 Colorado and New Mexico on February 13

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We received 7 reports about a fireball seen over CO and NM on Sunday, February 13th 2022 around 01:27 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over Nebraska and other states on February 13

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We received 40 reports about a fireball seen over CO, KS, ME, MO, NE, NM, OK, SD and TX on Sunday, February 13th 2022 around 12:45 UT.

For this event, we received 3 videos.


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Meteor fireball over Georgia, Florida and South Carolina on February 11

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We received 4 reports about a fireball seen over FL, GA and SC on Friday, February 11th 2022 around 08:24 UT.

For this event, we received one video and one photo.


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Meteor fireball over Kentucky and other states on February 11

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We received 29 reports about a fireball seen over IL, IN, KY, OH and TN on Friday, February 11th 2022 around 03:24 UT.

For this event, we received 2 videos.


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Fireball caught on camera in Alta, Norway on February 10

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I was in Peska in Alta, Norway when I suddenly saw this bright light crossing the sky. It was really bright. And I could clearly see the tail of the meteorite as it crossed the sky.

First time in my life that I have seen a meteorite in daylight.


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Meteor fireball over Texas and other states on February 8

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We received 58 reports about a fireball seen over AR, LA, OK and TX on Wednesday, February 8th 2022 around 02:42 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over Ohio and other states on February 6

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We received 5 reports about a fireball seen over IN, MI and OH on Sunday, February 6th 2022 around 07:20 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over Montana and Idaho on February 4

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We received 2 reports about a fireball seen over ID and MT on Friday, February 4th 2022 around 13:39 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over Washington and other states on February 4

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We received 8 reports about a fireball seen over ID, MT, OR and WA on Friday, February 4th 2022 around 12:45 UT.

For this event, we received one video and one photo.