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A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon - 27.11.2021 at 20.12 Oulu, Raksila Observation number 102570

Visibility III / V

Not visible

I walked to the entrance to the illuminated parking lot of the Oaks Raksila supermarket. Above the market was the final flight of a very bright green glowing balloon. The fireball looked a bit like an emergency rocket, albeit green and moving very fast. The fireball appeared to be "close" in the atmosphere and its trajectory appeared to be curved downward. I also saw a bit of smoke and a red glow after the fireball. The fireball faded pretty quickly, but on the other hand disappeared behind the roof of the supermarket, so it might have been visible even longer.



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 15 min difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 1 second
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Almost directly over my head
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