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A fireball in a twilight sky - 18.1.2022 at 07.40 Helsinki Observation number 103993

Visibility III / V


Hey,

I drove along the Eastern Way west when I noticed a light phenomenon quickly connecting across the sky. It was beautiful, too big and somehow too close to be a star flight.



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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?
    • 1 second
  • 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 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
Comments: 1 pcs
Robert Reisman - 20.1.2022 at 13.22 Report this

Hello,

This meteor was observed widely in Estonia and there has been 1 sighting also in Denmark. Widespread observations in Estonia were also in the local news.

This meteorite has been registered in the International Meteorite Database: 

https://fireballs.imo.net/members/imo_view/event/2022/429

Could you please add your observation also to the IMO database? That way there would be more information from different countries. You can use the following link: 

https://fireballs.imo.net/members/imo/report_intro

Best regards, Robert Reisman from Estonia (I also saw the meteor)

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