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A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon - 16.9.2021 at 23.47 Turku Observation number 101305

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I was driving a car in Turku along Linnakatu in the direction of the harbor (i.e. in the west-southwest direction). Around the intersection of Ursininkatu, a bright light moving rapidly diagonally downwards was visible on the right front, leaving a bright vanity in the sky. I first thought it was a fireworks rocket. The light was quite low and occasionally obscured behind the apartment buildings. The flight ended with a bright flash. The flash was also covered behind the apartment building, but still stood out clearly as a reflection in the sky. The time was about 11:47 p.m.



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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?
    • 3 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared suddenly
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northwest
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon
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