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A fireball at night, brighter than the venus - 12.10.2022 at 05.35 Jyväskylä Observation number 109986

Visibility III / V

Vesa Vasankari, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

I offer this to be studied and interpreted in connection with the observations of Konnevesi and Nurmijärvi. After the first sighting, I looked through my recordings several times, but the Nurmijärvi data then located the sight below the moon. Bingo! In the last seconds of 05:35, this ball of light rises from behind the bushes in the yard. I can't say for sure if it's a fireball or something else. The movement seems very slow, but the observation angle affects this issue as well. The direction is approx. southwest. The partial enlargement is from that same wider view.



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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?
    • 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 direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Southwest
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
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