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A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon - 10.3.2014 at 19.44 Pieksämäki Observation number 22675

Visibility IV / V

Timo Kantola, Ursa (Itä-Suomi)

This has become a lot of observations. It also hit the field of view of the camera looking southeast from Pieksämäki. The brightness of the final flash is the same as the crescent moon - The moon is roaring in the picture on the right side of the fireball.

The exact event time is 19:44:16

duration 3.09sec

There is a nicer picture of the same fireball from Voitto Pitkänen:

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Additional information
  • 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 suddenly
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Southeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon
Technical information

watt 902h 1/2 + 3-8mm Tamron F1.0 zoom approx. 3.5mm with 106 x 83 degree field of view

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