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A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon - 5.8.2021 at 23.55 Ylöjärvi Observation number 100250

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I drove the car at night from the direction of Tampere towards the dormitory as a very bright fire with a long tail crashing through the sky with fear low. The phenomenon lasted about 2 s and disappeared behind the trees.



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 5 min difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 2 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared behind an obstacle (trees, buildings or clouds)
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
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