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A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon - 24.1.2022 at 20.40 Oulu Observation number 104144

Visibility III / V

Bright old north-south or northeast-southwest direction. Appeared like a starburst that went out in about a second or a half. I noticed a starburst from the window of my home, on the 14th floor of the highest apartment building in Oulu, Satamaranta, on the south side of the window. The starburst was extinguished in Hietasaari or perhaps at the port of Oritkari or in Vihiluoto, Oulunsalo. At first I thought it was a firework rocket, but as it flowed it headed from top to bottom, didn't it look like a firework rocket anyway.

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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 15 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 a full moon
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • South
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
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