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Rocket-related clouds - 9.9.2021 at 23.15 - 9.9.2021 at 23.18 Salla Observation number 101146

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I noticed a white ball of light with three tails flying from southeast to northwest in Salmivaara, by the school lake. The duration of the phenomenon is several minutes.

Initially, a ball of light with its tail flew over the sky cover until it "exploded" and changed from a point-like light to a dim moonlight the size of a moon, the tail disappeared and the phenomenon continued as a ball into the sky. Linked to jpg. and raw pictures. :)

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Canon 700D + 9mm fisheye F3.5. Two of the images have a long exposure and the rest a shorter one, more specific attributes can be found in the exif data of the images.

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