Fireball Lights the Sky | Costa Tropical Gazette News

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

It 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 University of Malaga Network and the Malaga Astronomy Society.

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 Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC) José María Madiedo, the brightness intensity was equivalent to a full moon.

(News/Noticias, Granada, Andalucia)

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