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A fireball at night, brighter than the venus - 13.1.2022 at 17.30 Nivala Observation number 103757

Visibility III / V


Suddenly I saw something burning dripping to the ground behind the windshield while driving. However, it went out a few seconds before disappearing into the horizon. The piece burned green and reddish in tone at a rather steep angle of about 45 ° towards the surface. I didn’t see it disintegrate into several parts, but it faded very quickly in its linear path.



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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 faded away
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
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