According to those responsible for the SMART project, from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC), the fireball was recorded around 22:00 [21:00 in Lisbon] on 14 February, with a brightness similar to that of the full moon.

Due to its high luminosity, it could be seen across almost the entire Iberian Peninsula, mainly by the inhabitants of the entire region of Andalusia, in Spain.

The entry of a meteorite into the Earth's atmosphere, at a speed of about 54 thousand kilometres per hour, resulted in the phenomenon.

The rock coming from space, when colliding with the atmosphere at an enormous speed, became incandescent, thus generating a fireball, which started about 82 kilometres above the town of Las Escuelas, province of Jaén, in Andalusia.

From this point, it advanced towards the east and became extinct about 48 kilometres above the town of Larva, in the same province.