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A fireball at night, brighter than the venus - 5.12.2021 at 17.31 Mäntyharju Observation number 102914

Visibility III / V

Markku Siljama, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

I was shooting a comet on the lake ice in the west when I noticed a bright white fireball moving west fast between the trees in the south.

The image below is an illustration.

Weather -21 degrees and north wind.



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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?
    • 1 second
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • I did not see the end of the fireball
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Southwest
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
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