This is according to information released by those responsible for the SMART project, from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).
The project's principal investigator, José María Madiedo, confirmed the event took place at 07:11 [06:11 in Lisbon] this Wednesday.

The observatories in Seville and La Sagra and Sierra Nevada (Granada), Calar Alto (Almería) and La Hita (Toledo) detected the fireball, reports the EFE news agency.

The rock coming from space, when colliding with the atmosphere at an enormous speed, became incandescent, thus generating a fireball, which started about 93 kilometres above the province of Cuenca (Castile-La Mancha).

From this point, it advanced towards the east and became extinct some 51 kilometres above the city of Chelva, in the province of Valencia.

The SMART project's detectors operate within the framework of the Southwest Europe Meteorological and Earth Observation Network (SWEMN), which aims to continuously monitor the sky, in order to record and study the impact on the Earth's atmosphere of rocks from different objects in the Solar System.