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A fireball in a twilight sky - 9.8.2014 at 01.13 Helsinki Observation number 28718

Visibility IV / V


The gaze was quite in the right direction as a glowing spark-like fireball ignited at a height of about 40 degrees above The Hague Vocational School and fell almost straight down, leaning east by about 5 degrees. The actual obvious old fireball did not leave behind. The fireball was eye-catching in its brightness, but it could not be judged brighter than Venus.



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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?
    • 1 second
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared suddenly
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • North
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball in a twilight sky
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