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A fireball at night, brighter than the venus - 27.9.2022 at 20.30 Perniö Observation number 109557

Visibility III / V

Not visible

I arrived in the field to look at Jupiter and to be in a rut facing east. Suddenly, I saw a bright ball, brighter than Venus, which seemed to land behind the woods at the edge of the field (it wasn't that close in reality). The ball of light seemed to make a straight line of light behind it. I thought there was yellow around the bright ball of light.



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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 the Venus
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • East
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
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