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A fireball at night, brighter than the venus - 27.3.2023 at 01.13 Saarijärvi Observation number 113841

Visibility III / V

Now I dare to leave my observations because the fireball has been recorded on camera in Jyväskylä :D I have been following the sky watcher and there have been no observations, so I thought what I saw was a big shooting star. Funny coincidence. I went to the balcony to check the cloudiness in the hope of seeing the northern lights. You didn't see them again yesterday or in the morning. At the same time as I push the door open, a fireball comes from the north and goes in the south direction. So it was on the move when I saw it. It just happened to be in the same line as the open door :) I thought for a little while and looked at the clock. It was 01.13. The color of the ball was golden yellow. It went out or faded into the field of vision. It's great that it was recorded on camera.

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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?
    • 2 seconds
  • 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 half way between the horizon and the zenith
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