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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 24.11.2021 at 18.18 Nastola Observation number 102507

Visibility III / V

Hannu Kaskiaho, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

I was driving a car on Highway 12 from the direction of Lahti towards Kouvola, when I saw a relatively bright phenomenon in the sky, the speed of which I immediately realized that it must be a fireball. I didn’t think it was particularly bright. There may have been a few clouds in front of that point. I didn’t see the flash and the extinction happened immediately. I would estimate it took less than 2 seconds.



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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?
    • 2 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared suddenly
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • East
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
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