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A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon - 24.10.2021 at 19.15 Pieksämäki Observation number 101951

Visibility III / V

Timo Kantola, Ursa (Itä-Suomi)

A slightly rarer fireball when flared behind a cloud curtain, and still visible in the picture. So many clouds that throughout the evening and night there were no stars in the pictures at all.

Flared approximately above Kerimäki, most of the flight was clouded, only 0.22sec was left for Skypatrol detection



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • Maximum of 1 minutes difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • Less than a second
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared behind an obstacle (trees, buildings or clouds)
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • East
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the zenith towards the horizont
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A slightly rarer fireball when flared behind a cloud curtain, and still visible in the picture. So many clouds that throughout the evening and night there were no stars in the pictures at all.

Flared approximately above Kerimäki, most of the flight was clouded, only 0.22sec was left for Skypatrol detection

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