Fireballs over Sevilla and the West Sahara

Fireballs over Sevilla and the West Sahara

Publicado el 24/04/2022
Fireballs over Sevilla and the West Sahara

Fireballs over Sevilla and the West Sahara

April 15th, 2022, by Alberto Castellón

During the early morning on Good Friday the Red UMA/SMA and the Red Global Bootes registered two fireballs; one at 2:26 CET over Sevilla province and another one at 2:28 (Canary Island time) over the West Sahara.

 

The first one was recorded in a video by the station on the Dehesa San Francisco (UMA/SMA/Fundación Monte Mediterráneo), Fundación Monte Mediterráneo and the station in Málaga city (where also the spectrum was registered); the pictures were also recorded by the observatory in El Torcal (UMA/SMA/OAT) in Antequera as well as by the observatory BOOTES-2 (IAA/CASIC/UMA) in Algarrobo (Málaga).

The object began to shine at 67 km height between the Sevillian towns of Marchena and Lantejuela. It went 42 km southwest with a speed of 51.000Km/h and disintegrated at 38 km height.

The analysis of the orbit of provenance showed an inclination of 16º with an eccentricity of e=0.7.

 

The second fireball was registered by the stations of Lanzarote (UMA/SMA/G. Muler) and Puerto del Rosario (UMA/SMA/EPH) in Fuerteventura.

This one overflew the West Sahara at about 100 km towards inland.



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