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A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon - 5.12.2021 at 17.35 Rymättylä Observation number 102845

Visibility III / V


I was in the yard with tobacco when I saw a bright light in the corner of my eye. As I turned my gaze, a clear big ball of light fell down relatively slowly. The air direction in which the ball thus appeared was approximately southwest-west. Compared to normal stellar flights, this was a much slower, bigger, and clearly burning object.



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 5 min difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 3 seconds
  • 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, brighter than a full moon
  • 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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