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A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon - 19.1.2023 at 23.33 Abisko, Ruotsi Observation number 111515

Visibility III / V

Photographed while staying overnight in Abisko, with a chilly temperature of -18 degrees below zero. The camera was left snapping pictures of the northern lights for the night, but to my surprise, the pictures were also hit by a fireball, which left a long "smoke" behind. The whole event lasted up to 8 minutes.

The mutual times of the images are as follows (min:sec): #1 00:00 #2 00:10 #3 00:52 #4 01:29 #5 02:46 #6 07:57

Additional information
  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 2 min difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 5 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • North
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
Technical information

Sony A7III, Laowa D-Dreamer 15mm f/2 ZERO-D, 4 SEC, 4000 ISO, 75% crop

Comments: 3 pcs
Tero Sipinen - 22.1.2023 at 22.40 Report this


Vesa Puistovaara - 22.1.2023 at 22.47 Report this

Todellakin - tässä on upea havainto kyseessä!

Mikko Peussa - 23.1.2023 at 07.47 Report this

Hieno video, hieno havainto!

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