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A fireball at night, brighter than the venus - 18.3.2023 at 23.04 Vaasa Observation number 113550

Visibility III / V

Not visible

I let the dog out in the backyard before going to bed, I immediately looked at the sky to see if I could see the northern lights. I saw a "whacky" fireball traveling in a north-south direction between Venus and Orion in the evening of 3/18/23 at around 2305.

An impressive sight, it's a shame I didn't have time to photograph it. I've seen fireballs before, but this one was followed by a clear blaze.

Additional information
  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 2 min difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 6 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared behind an obstacle (trees, buildings or clouds)
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • South
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the zenith towards the horizont
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