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A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon - 14.1.2022 at 18.44 Hausjärvi Observation number 103772

Visibility III / V

Not visible

While driving a car in a clear sky, I saw a fireball phenomenon. At first I wondered what a miracle that was, but here I got the answer to it. The light was really clear, straight streaked and when it "hit" and disappeared it first "exploded" and then there was a bigger flash. The sky was perfectly clear and bright from the light of the moon.

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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • Maximum of 1 minutes 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 broke into pieces, which faded away
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Southeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
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