Wednesday Morning Fireball

AND Fireball 17JN20 01The Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), through its astronomic observatories on Sierra Nevada, in Sevilla and at La Hita (Toledo) picked up a fireball just past midnight on the 17th.

A piece of rock from an asteroid entered the Earth’s atmosphere doing a modest 54,000 KPH some 83 kilometres up above Badajoz, angling down steeply heading  towards the north east.

However, it got bored and desintegrated 44 kilometres up.

The observatory in Sevilla got the best footage, showing the object dart across the sky in a redish-green glare.

(News: Sevilla, Andalucia)

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