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Meteor fireball over Colorado and others states on February 19

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We received 30 reports about a fireball seen over CO, NM and UT on Saturday, February 19th 2022 around 03:36 UT.

For this event, we received 2 videos.


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Meteor fireball over Spain (Feb. 18)

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This Stunning bolide was spotted over Spain on February 18, at 2:02 local time (equivalent to 1:02 universal time). It was brighter than the full Moon. The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 74,000 km/h. The fireball overflew Spain. It began at an altitude of about 88 km over the south of the province of Cáceres, moved northeast, and ended at a height of around 24 km over the same province.

The preliminary analysis of this event shows that the rock was not fully destroyed: a part of the meteoroid survived and reached the ground as a meteorite.

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 Texas on February 18

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We received 18 reports about a fireball seen over TX on Friday, February 18th 2022 around 07:05 UT.

For this event, we received 4 videos.


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Meteor fireball over Illinois and Indiana on February 15

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We received 32 reports about a fireball seen over AR, IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, Ontario and TN on Tuesday, February 15th 2022 around 07:14 UT.

For this event, we received 12 videos and one photo.


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Meteor fireball over Arkansas and other states on February 14

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We received 30 reports about a fireball seen over AR, KS and MO on Monday, February 14th 2022 around 21:08 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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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.