First big and inmpressive fireball on 2022

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January 9th 2022

Although  some minor fireball were detected during the first week of 2022, the first really impressive and big fireball, with a brightness that exceeds that of the full moon, happened at 00h18 of January 9th.

SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), Seville, El Aljarafe, Huelva and La Hita (Toledo), registered this event.

Two of the external cameras of Calar Alto Observatory in Almería also could record this nice object.

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A brilliant Geminid and many fireballs during past week

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December 17th 2021

During last week, we could observe many fireballs above our skies. Most of them are Geminids.

The brightest Geminid, until now, happened on December 14th above Almería east coast. This fireball was registered with the SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), La Hita (Toledo), Seville, Huelva and Aljarafe observatories.

In addition, as usual, some of the external surveillance cameras of Calar Alto Observatory in Almería could follow this event.

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Again a spectacular fireball illuminates the skies on December 7th 2021

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December 11th 2021

The same day as previous event (December 7th), but this occasion at 21h31 UT, another spectacular fireball illuminates the skies of  Granada (South Spain)

The phenomena was registered with the SMART Project’s detector located at the observatories of Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), and Seville.

Two of the external cameras of Calar Alto Observatory in Almería, also registered this event.

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New fireball between Seville and Córdoba provinces (South Spain) on December 7th 2021

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December 7th 2021

A new bright fireball flew the skies between provinces of Seville and Cordoba in south Spain. This event took place on last December 7th at 01h13 UT.

The object was registered with the SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), La Hita (Toledo), Seville, Aljarafe, Huelva and Madrid observatories.

This time, two of the external cameras located at Calar Alto Observatory in Almería could also follow this fireball.

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Impressive fireball crossing Mediterranean Sea on December 4th

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December 5th 2021

At 04h08 UT of last December 4th, an impressive fireball crossed the skies from North Africa to south of Ibiza Island.

As the angle of penetration into our atmosphere was very low, the object bounced off the atmosphere. Its final altitude was higher than the initial one converting  it into an Earth Grazer fireball.

SMART Project's detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierran Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), Seville, Aljarafe and Huelva observatories, registered this event.

Some of the external cameras of Calar Alto Observatory, also recorded this event. 

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