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06 August 2012

Spain Superbolide Meteor 13JUL2012

SPMN  (Spain Meteor Network) Captures Madrid, Spain Superbolide 13JUL2012

SUPERBÓLIDO MADRID, SPAIN JULY 13, 2012
REGISTERED THE BRIGHTEST FROM EIGHT SEASONS OF THE SPANISH METEOR RESEARCH NETWORK
More than a decade of continuous monitoring of the sky over the Iberian Peninsula being made ​​by researchers from the Spanish Network for Research on Fireball (NWHS) has been awarded the brightest meteor record ever recorded from Spain. On July 13, 2012 at 0h 04m 51.4 s TUC (2h04m51.4s local time GMT) saw the emergence of a huge fireball that lit several regions to fragment at an altitude of 40 km. At that moment, which occurred at exactly 2h04m55.2s local time, its luminosity was really impressive, becoming similar to the Sun in its output, ie an apparent magnitude around -20. This spectacular phenomenon was produced by the entry into Earth's atmosphere at a speed of about 90,000 km / hour on a rock hurtling through interplanetary medium. Such rocks when its diameter is less than 10 meters are called meteoroids. ...
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Madrid, Spain Superbolide 13JUL2012
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