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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 3.10.2013 at 23.49 Mäntyharju Observation number 18700

Visibility III / V

Markku Siljama, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

An observation made from the window of a moving car, visible to the left in the northeastern direction among the tops of the trees, blue-white in color.Length less than 10 degrees, observed between the trees.

It's a pity that I had stopped star shooting 10 minutes earlier (the rise of Jupiter, in the direction of the fireball) and I was on my way home .. :(

This may be the same fireball that was observed in Iiti at the same time.

Weather: perfectly clear



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 2 min difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 2 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • I did not see the end of the fireball
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
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