This amazing fireball overflew the Mediterranean Sea on 18 Nov. 2016 at 22:31 UT (23:31 local time). The event was produced by a meteoroid that hit the atmosphere at about 72000 km/h. The bolide began at an altitude of about 80 km above the sea level and ended at a height of around 60 km above the sea. The fireball was recorded in the framework of the SMART Project from the astronomical observatories of Calar Alto (Almería, Spain) and La Sagra (Granada, Spain).
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PhD in Astrophysics and PhD in Chemistry. I currently work as Associated Doctor at the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC). I am the coordinator of the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN), which operates in Spain and neighbouring areas (www.swemn.org). I am running the SMART Project (Spectroscopy of Meteoroids in the Atmosphere by means of Robotic Technologies). In the framework of this survey I currently operate over 80 high-sensitivity video cameras and spectrographs from 10 different observatories, together with three systems for the detection of radio meteors. I also conduct the MIDAS Project (Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis System) together with the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA), to detect and analyze impact flashes produced by meteoroids that hit the lunar surface.
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