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A fireball at night, brighter than the venus - 16.8.2022 at 00.08 Helsinki Observation number 108551

Visibility III / V

I was walking my dog outside when I suddenly noticed a long tailed burning body/fireball flying down a little above the roofs, somewhat resembling a bright firework, but moving like a shooting star. The fireball was visible for a few seconds before disappearing as if fading away. I would estimate the air flow direction to be east-north. The piece was roughly the size of a half liter bottle and had a distinct long burning tail.

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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?
    • 4 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
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