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A fireball at night, brighter than the venus - 13.1.2022 at 17.30 Polvijärvi, Horsmanaho Observation number 103741

Visibility III / V


As the car drove straight ahead, a ball of light appeared in the sky. Direction straight down. I was able to watch for at least a couple of seconds before disappearing as fast as it appeared somewhat above the shore of the sky. The brightness remained the same throughout the observation.



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 2 min 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 suddenly
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • North
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
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