Anyone see the fireball? (Video)

There was a massive fireball over Almeria and Granada last night at around 10:15 pm. A huge rock hit the upper atmosphere at around 74.000 kph and became a huge fireball which was visible to the north. It hit the planets atmosphere some 91km above Senes and finally blew up 51km high above the Negratín dam. Scientists don’t think any fragments reached the earth. Here’s a video:

Mojacar switches off the streetlights for meteorite shower night

Mojacar will switch off the streetlights and bar lights for a few hours on Sunday 12th August to let visitors watch the fantastic Perseids metorite shower expected that evening. Local merchants will be putting out sky viewing chairs and even loaning out telescopes for sky watchers. The Perseids are known in Spain as the tears of San Lorenzo, las lagrimas de San Lorenzo, as they are associated with that Saints Day.