The Leonids produced a brilliant fireball in the early morning of November 17.
At 6:11 local time (5:11 universal time) on 17 November, a brilliant fireball flew over the centre of Spain. According to the preliminary analysis carried out by Professor José María Madiedo (University of huelva), principal researcher of the smart project, the event is a leonid that occurred as a result of the entry into the Earth’s atmosphere of a fragment of comet Tempel-Tuttle At a speed of about 260.000 miles per hour. The luminous phenomenon began at an altitude of about 139 km over the south of the province of albacete, ending at an altitude of about 88 km. The event has been registered from the meteor shower stations operating under the smart project from the observatories (Toledo), Gear Alto (Almeria), LA Sagra (Granada), huelva and Seville.