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A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon - 2.10.2022 at 21.35 Vehkataipale Observation number 109718

Visibility III / V


I made my sightings from the car while driving south on Vehkataipelentie towards Lappeenranta. The evening sky was dark and there was no other traffic. The fireball was green, and it was visible directly in front of me. At first I thought it was fireworks, but since it disappeared so suddenly, I thought it was a fireball.



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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 disappeared suddenly
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
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