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A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon - 16.8.2022 at 00.07 Helsinki Observation number 108554

Visibility III / V

Not visible

The fireball came from behind in the eastern sky, I saw it out of the corner of my eye as I walked towards the north. I turned to look and the fireball disintegrated into green pieces. My first thought was a firework rocket, but the angle and distance were impossible for a firework -- also the fragments traveled directly in the direction of the ball. There was no sound, but the sight was very impressive.

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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 2 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 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 horizon towards the zenith
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