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A fireball in a twilight sky - 5.12.2020 at 18.20 Lapua Observation number 102987

Visibility III / V

I was in the yard with my friends in Lapua in the evening, presumably looking west to the Hirvijoki River (I know the exact point where I looked and where) and I saw a ball of orange / red fire flying above the trees for a couple of seconds and disappearing behind the trees. My friend saw it at the same time with me and another guy said he saw it with a glimpse.

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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?
    • 2 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared behind an obstacle (trees, buildings or clouds)
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball in a twilight sky
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • West
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
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