Fiery Night Attraction | Costa Tropical Gazette News

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There was a fireball appearance visible across Andalucía last night, including from within the province of Granada.

The fireball was caused by part of an asteroid entering the Earth’s atmosphere and crossing the night’s sky above the Mediterranean between the southern coast of Spain and Northern Morocco heading to the latter.

According to astrophysicist, José María Madiedo at the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC), the intensity of the light emitted turned the night to day for a few seconds after entering the atmosphere at 70,000 kilometres per hour.

During its brief trajectory it descended from 99 km up to only 18 km up, roughly above Douar Rmamna in Morocco before mostly being consumed by the intense heat.

However, according to Dr. Madiedo, a fragment made it to the ground in Morocco in the form of a meteorite.

(News: Andalucia)

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