Bright fireball above Valencia on October 9th 2022

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October 9th 2022

At 02h24 UT of last October 9th 2022, a bright fireball overflew Valencia province (mid-east Spain).

The object was registered with SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Ayora (Valencia), La Hita (Toledo), Sierra Nevada (Granada) and La Sagra (Granada).

As on other occasions,, some of the external cameras located at Calar Alto Observatory in Almería also followed this event.

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Bright and long fireball on October 4th 2022

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October 5th 2022

In October 4th 2022, at 19h04 UT (21h04 Spanish local time), a bright fireball that had a long duration, flew above south west coast of Spain, just in front of Cádiz (Andalusia – South Spain).

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

Two of the external cameras located at Calar Alto Observatory in Almería, could also follow this event.

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Fireball with a very long trajectory over South Spain on September 27th

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September 27th 2022

With a very long trajectory and almost parallel to the ground, last night of September 26, at 00:44 UT (02:44 Spanish local time), a fireball could be seen flying over the provinces of Jaén, Granada and Málaga to finish just in the coast of the latter province.

This bright event was registerd with the detectors that the SMART Project operates at Calar Alto (Almería), Huelva, La Hita (Toledo), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada) and Seville Observatories.

One of the external camera operated at Calar Alto Observatory in Almería could also record this object.

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From Cape Canaveral to Calar Alto: Falcon 9 launch by SpaceX captured

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September 5th 2022

On September 5 at 02:09 UTC, SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 rocket, which was carrying 51 Startlink satellites as well as a Spaceflight Sherpa-LTC, an orbital transfer vehicle. from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This is SpaceX's 40th mission this year, which aims to provide satellite Internet service from anywhere in the world.

The event occurred around 04:17 UT. The SMART Project detectors that recorded the event are those operated at the Calar Alto observatories in Almería, Sierra Nevada in Granada and La Hita in Toledo.

 

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Two fireballs fly over the southeast of the peninsula.

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Two fireballs have been observed from the Calar Alto Observatory in Almería on September 1th, 2022. 

The first one occurred at 01:49 UT on september 1th, it crossed the sky of Elche to end up over the province of Murcia. No data is available for the second fireball, only the time of the event: 04:01 UT. The SMART Project detectors that recorded the event are those operated at the observatories of Calar Alto in Almería, La Sagra in Granada, El Aljarafe, Seville, Huelva and La Hita in Toledo.

In any case, some of the external surveillance cameras of the Calar Alto Observatory were able to record both objects. The image on the left shows the trajectory followed by the first fireball crossing the sky of Elche to end up in the province of Murcia, while in the image on the right we can see the second fireball as seen from the observatory.

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