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A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon - 24.1.2022 at 20.25 Kokkola Observation number 104244

Visibility III / V


Saw a light phenomenon in the sky when I arrived driving at 20:25 in Kokkola. It took 2 seconds before it broke in about 3 pieces. Captured on film by the dashboard camera.



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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 crescent moon
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • East
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the zenith towards the horizont
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Photographed / Filmed with Dashboard camera in the car. GPS Time / time.

Comments: 1 pcs
Pekka Räty - 26.1.2022 at 15.55 Report this

Hei, olin Vammalan Karkussa peurankyttyyllä ja näin kyttäyskopin ikkunasta tulipallon kartalta arvioituna suunnassa 45 josta eteni pohjoisen suuntaan noin 30 asteeseen ja sammui. Samaan aikaan valo laskeutui n 45 astetta ylhäältä n 25 asteeseen jossa siis sammui. Lento kesti ehkä 2 s. 

Kaverille lähetin ilmoituksen tähdenlennosta 20.27.

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