A fireball was registered as it passed in the skies over Spain at a speed of 82,000 kilometres per hour, according to the SMART project, which is part of the astronomical observatories in Huelva, Sevilla and Toledo.
The object was spotted at 3:43 am local time last night, José María Madiedo, principal investigator of the project and researcher at the Institute of Astrophysics in Andalucia (IAA-CSIC) said. He added that the phenomenon could be seen from the regions of Andalucia, Extremadura and Castilla la-Mancha.
Meteoroids are small rocky or metallic bodies in outer space. They are broken particles of asteroids or comets orbiting the sun.