Fireball Lights the Sky

Did you see the fireball crossing the sky in the early hours of the morning?

GRA Fireball 13SP23It was visible in the sky over most of the province of Granada at 04.06h, according to the SMART observatories based in the province.

Its trajectory was also picked up by the Red de la Universidad de Málaga and the Sociedad Malagueña de astronomía.

The object entered the Earth’s atmosphere 92 kilometres up, more or less right above Fuensanta, beginning its race across the sky (a distance of some 80 kilometres) heading North East, before disintegrating at a height of 36 kilometres.

According to the Astrophysicist at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) José María Madiedo, the brightness intensity was equivalent to a full moon.


(News/Noticias, Granada, Andalucia)

  1 comment for “Fireball Lights the Sky

  1. Patrick Barry Storey
    September 13, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    Now if I was 27, rather than 67, I may well have been leaving a nightclub at that time of day. But bed is comfy and getting up to look at the sky on an off chance. Not my thing!

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