Fireball Streaks Across The Skies Of Europe’s Iberian Peninsula

A fireball of undetermined origin has crossed the sky on Sunday (September 7) over the Spanish peninsula, according to several testimonies and as stated in the list of the Spanish Research Network Fireballs and Meteorites, conducted by Dr. Josep M. Trigo, scientist at the Group meteorites, Small Bodies and Planetary Sciences Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC).

According to the organization, the phenomenon has been observed from Catalonia, Valencia, Andalusia, Aragón, Castilla-La Manca, Castilla y León, Madrid and Extremadura.

According to several witnesses, the fireball illuminated the sky with color changing lights around 6:55 pm for a few seconds, and has left a long trail and a trail of smoke before disintegrating.

Possible meteor trail and light have been spotted at 07.00 hours on Sunday by citizens of Barcelona and Tarragona, which have Twitter account, with photographs that you can see smoke pink and white.

The Meteorological Agency (AEMET) in Catalonia has also reported the possible meteor that illuminated the sky of Barcelona with a flash towards 06.55 hours on Sunday, according to the staff on duty found for this entity.

In Catalonia, the testimonials come from Barcelona’s Twitter Olesa populations of Montserrat, Berga, Ullastrell and Badalona and Barcelona and Tarragona.

A fireball or fireball is the name given to the lower magnitude -4 luminous phenomenon produced when a particle or interplanetary origin enters the Earth’s atmosphere at speeds between 11 and 73 kilometers per second.

These particles are detached rocks asteroid, comet or even rocks from the Moon or Mars, although this is rare, according to the Research Network Fireballs and Meteorites.


One thought on “Fireball Streaks Across The Skies Of Europe’s Iberian Peninsula”

  1. It’s not SPANISH PENINSULA! It’s IBERIAN PENINSULA that includes Portugal and Spain. This, besides beeing a sign of ignorance,it’s an offence to Portugal! WE ARE A FREE Country, a member of UE!


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