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A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon - 30.3.2023 at 23.20 Naantali Observation number 113944

Visibility III / V

I went to the yard to see if I could see the northern lights. Couldn't see because Cloudiness 7/8. However, the cloudy sky was ragged and individual stars and the moon could be seen from time to time.

The shooting star was visible all the way really bright and long even through the cloud cover. As if it had been "near", cf. the Perseids. At this intensity, I've seen maybe one in a thousand shooting stars.

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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?
    • 3 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 a full moon
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northwest
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the zenith towards the horizont
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