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A fireball at night, as bright as the sun - 16.8.2022 at 00.41 Kuusamo Observation number 108558

Visibility III / V


We were walking towards the cabin when suddenly a blindingly bright ball of fire appeared in the sky for only a couple of seconds until it went out by itself. The fireball moved from east to west.



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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 disappeared suddenly
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as the Sun
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • West
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