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A fireball at night, brighter than the venus - 5.12.2021 at 18.00 Helsinki Observation number 102895

Visibility III / V

Not visible

I noticed a light falling straight down from the window of an airplane / helicopter (direction W-WSW), first thinking of it as fireworks. However, it landed slowly like an emergency rocket, but was greenish in color. The light disappeared behind the tops of the trees.



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 1-2 hours 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 the Venus
  • 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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