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A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon - 19.4.2014 at 01.14 Sodankylä Observation number 24282

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We drove north towards the car when a really bright light phenomenon was visible in the eastern sky. The fireball shattered into pieces that faded in different colors.



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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?
    • 3 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball broke into pieces, which faded away
  • 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
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon
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