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A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon - 21.3.2023 at 21.36 Ruovesi, Ylä-Vääri Observation number 113589

Visibility III / V

The fire ball appeared in the Eastern sky. It was bright and appeared about 45 degrees above the horizon going downwards and disappearing (burned up) at about 20 degrees above the horizon. The ball was bright and clearly visible (very clear sky). During its 'fall' and just before it dissappearing, multiple parts (not certain how many) were seen following the main ball, possibly parts that have come loose.

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