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A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon - 25.1.2023 at 20.35 Nurmes Observation number 111776

Visibility III / V

We were driving from Valtimo towards Nurmes, I couldn't remember the exact spot, and we noticed directly in front of us, about halfway up the sky or a little below, a bright ball that was clearly bigger than any star or planet, but much smaller than the moon. It was quite warm yellowish in color. We didn't see it move sideways at least, it went off almost as soon as we noticed it. I tried to report the sighting on my cell phone, but the picture asking in which direction it flew didn't seem to work on my cell phone.

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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 5 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 full moon
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Southeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
Comments: 2 pcs
Emma Bruus - 30.1.2023 at 18.26 Report this

Kiitos Hanna ja muut asiasta ilmoittaneet. Korjailtiin vähän viikonlopulla tuota tulipallon suuntavalintaa. Jos vielä tökkii, niin ylläpitoon vaan yhteyttä taivaanvahti at

Jalle Laine - 1.2.2023 at 07.01 Report this

Huomasin saman ilmiön taivaalla Porissa yöllä aivan täysikuun yläpuolella satuin vilkasemaan taivaalle ja näin juuri saman ilmiön 

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