The fall of two meteorites was observed over southern Spain

Two bright meteorites flew over southern Spain on October 11-12.

The first one was spotted on October 11 at about 21:37 local time (equivalent to 19:37 UTC).

It was formed by a rock (meteoroid) from an asteroid that struck the atmosphere at a speed of about 58,000 km / h. It began at an altitude of about 84 km above the province of Cordoba and ended at an altitude of about 37 km.

The second fireball was recorded on October 12 at approximately 1:59 am local time (11:59 pm UTC on October 11). It was created by a meteoroid from a comet that hit the atmosphere at a speed of about 86,000 km / h. It began at an altitude of about 101 km above the province of Jaén and ended at an altitude of about 73 km above the province of Granada.

Both events were registered under the SMART project, which is being implemented by the Southwest Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN). These meteors were detected by meteorological stations located in Seville, La Sagra (Granada), La Jita (Toledo), Sierra Nevada (Granada) and Calar Alto.

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