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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.


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Meteor fireball over England and Wales on January 9

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We received 529 reports about a fireball seen over England, Hauts-de-France, Vale, Vlaams Gewest, Wales, Zeeland and Zuid-Holland on Monday, January 9th 2023 around 20:02 UT.

For this event, we received 7 videos and 2 photos.


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Meteor fireball over northern Italy on January 5

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It appeared at a height of 71 kilometers from the earth 's surface, reaching a speed of 17 kilometers per second and finally reaching the considerable altitude of 37 kilometres.

These are some of the numbers shared by the experts of Prisma (the first Italian network for the systematic surveillance of meteors and atmosphere) regarding the passage of a brilliant fireball over the Venice area yesterday evening, at around 18:36. ( Article here ).

Here are the images of the fabulous show.


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Meteor fireball over Alabama and Florida on December 27

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We received 5 reports about a fireball seen over AL and FL on Tuesday, December 27th 2022 around 23:16 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over France and 5 adjacent countries on December 26

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We received 73 reports about a fireball seen over Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Île-de-France, Baden-Württemberg, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Centre-Val de Loire, Grand Est, Hauts-de-France, Hessen, Jura, Lombardia, Neuchâtel, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Normandie, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Piemonte and Provence- on Monday, December 26th 2022 around 21:02 UT.

For this event, we received 2 videos and one photo.


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Meteor fireball over Georgia and 2 other states on December 24

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We received 5 reports about a fireball seen over GA, NC and SC on Saturday, December 24th 2022 around 07:14 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball over Missouri and other states on December 23

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We received 7 reports of a fireball seen over MN (Minnesota), MO (Missouri), NE (Nebraska), OK (Oklahoma ) and WI (Wisconsin) on Friday, December 23, 2022 around 05:38 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball over Alaska on December 21

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We received 10 reports about a fireball seen over AK on Wednesday, December 21st 2022 around 14:46 UT.

For this event, we received 10 videos.