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A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon - 18.1.2022 at 07.40 Tuusula Observation number 104004

Visibility III / V


I drove south on Tuusulantie and approached Hyrylä when I saw a rather shallow fireball flying from west to east in the southern sky which somehow seemed a little reddish. The ball quickly disappeared behind the forest



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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?
    • 2 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared behind an obstacle (trees, buildings or clouds)
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • South
Comments: 1 pcs
Robert Reisman - 20.1.2022 at 13.26 Report this

Hello, this meteor was widely observed in Estonia and there was also 1 sighting in Denmark. The many sightings in Estonia were also in the local news.

The meteor is registered in the International Meteorite Organization database:

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

Could you please also report your sighting in the IMO database. That way there will be more info combined from different countries. Link for the IMO reporting tool:

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

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

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