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A fireball at night, brighter than the venus - 17.1.2022 at 17.07 Helsinki Observation number 103983

Visibility III / V


The "star flight" or ball of light was very bright. It was visible for 1-2 seconds. For a moment I thought it was the light of an airplane. The ball of light came just straight from top to bottom towards the surface of the earth. The direction was east of the sighting point (the yard of my home). I checked the direction with a compass. The light went out just before it went behind the ridge of my neighboring house.



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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?
    • 1 second
  • 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?
    • East
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
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