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A fireball at night, as bright as the sun - 16.9.2021 at 23.47 Kannus, Eskola Observation number 101287

Visibility V / V

Not visible

I am a locomotive driver. Driving from the north to the south about 3km before the Eskola traffic site, I saw a bright green glowing ball with a yellowish fiery tail, the ball was dark from behind. It flew over the track as seen from me from left to right and disappeared behind the trees. It felt like it would have been a couple of miles away.



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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?
    • 6 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?
    • Very low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as the Sun
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