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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 18.10.2021 at 00.28 Kerava Observation number 101835

Visibility III / V


I watched the sky and suddenly a fireball ignited right in front of me which fell at an angle of about 45 degrees to the lower right. The fireball ignited in the direction of 245 ° about 30 ° and went out at a height of about 10 ° above the horizon. Could break down into smaller pieces, leafless birch slightly impaired the visibility of the tail. Tail length about 10 degrees, flight speed amazingly slow.

Reminiscent of a fireworks flight, color bright white.



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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?
    • 2 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • West
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
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