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A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon - 29.11.2021 at 19.24 Vaala Observation number 102710

Visibility III / V

Jarmo Moilanen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

For once, it happened in the middle of the field of view of a fireball camera. Admittedly, a thin cloud curtain slightly in front. The video lasts 4.76 seconds. The UFO software gave a brightness of -5.2 magnitude but the brightness was probably closer to full moon. I haven’t really learned to rely on UFOAnalyzer magnitude estimates. This apparently belonged to the northern taurids that came surprisingly down into the atmosphere.



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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?
    • 4 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Southwest
  • Brightness in magnitudes
    • -10
Technical information

Fireball camera Watec 902 + 3.8 mm f0.8 Computar asf. and UFOCapture software.

Comments: 1 pcs
Mikko Peussa - 2.12.2021 at 20.24 Report this

Komea välähdys!

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