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A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon - 4.8.2021 at 00.34 Tampere Observation number 100181

Visibility V / V


The sky was completely cloudless in the direction of observation and the light phenomenon was very clear. The fireball was not big, but it was very bright and yellow in color. The song disintegrated very soon after its release into at least two larger, clearly divergent parts. These parts faded almost immediately (Less than a second), disintegrating into "sparks." However, the fireballs extinguished between the south and southeast so that closer to the south (I checked the compass at the direction of the observation site). I didn’t have a clock at the observation site, but I immediately walked to look at the time on the phone. The walk took about 2 minutes (I checked by walking at the same pace again) and therefore the accuracy of the observation was two (2) minutes. I didn’t notice that the fireball should have made any sound. At that point, however, the sounds of the highway are reflected quite strongly, even if the highway is not close to the observation point.



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 2 min difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 1 second
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball broke into pieces, which faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • South
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the zenith towards the horizont
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