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A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon - 20.3.2023 at 22.10 Muhos Observation number 113573

Visibility III / V

I was filming the starry sky in the parking lot until I noticed that a ball of fire lit up almost directly above me on the left, first bright and then you could see when it broke into pieces and was the color of fire when it broke. Clearly some "core" still continued its journey close to the horizon until it came to the trees in front. The phenomenon lasted a long time, probably 5-6 seconds. After only a few seconds, another similar ball of fire lit up a little lower on my right side, which also broke up in the sky in the same way as the previous one. The direction was clearly the same, although I was fired up from different sides. A great experience indeed!

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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?
    • 5 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball broke into pieces, which faded away
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
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