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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 5.8.2021 at 23.55 Nurmijärvi Observation number 100249

Visibility III / V


The fireball that flew from east to west clearly shattered into pieces that faded away as it spread to a much larger area than the original.

Observation when driving 3-way north at Nurmijärvi. Of course, I stayed to look at the sky, so I only realized to look at the clock at Hyvinkää and the exact place was forgotten for observation.

The brightness was considerably brighter than the stars behind, because the disintegrated parts also shone apart for a moment, spreading "fan-like."



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 15 min difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 3 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball broke into pieces, which faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • West
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
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