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A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon - 13.8.2014 at 02.21 Pori Observation number 28934

Visibility V / V


I left yesterday to see if I had seen asses, but due to the moon and clouds, nothing was seen except for a few dim star flights.

I was already on my way home when I noticed flashes of lightning in distant clouds and nothing else as the beak towards a new place and a new subject.

For an hour I was able to describe the thunderstorms moving along the coast until the same image flashed twice, first lightning and immediately afterwards a really bright fireball. was taken at Pori Karhuluoto at 02:26.

The picture is bigger and better quality here http://mikkolo.kuvat.fi/kuvat/



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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 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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Canon 5D3 Samyang 14mm f2.8

Comments: 4 pcs
Karri Pasanen - 13.8.2014 at 16.28 Report this

Hieno kuva!

Markku Ruonala - 13.8.2014 at 21.15 Report this

Karrin kanssa täysin samaa mieltä.

Juha Ojanperä - 13.8.2014 at 21.34 Report this

Huh, uskomattoman upea kuva! Itsekin yritin vastaavan saada kuviin, mutta eipä onnistunut tälläkertaa.

Teemu Saramäki - 13.8.2014 at 22.07 Report this

Onpa huikean hieno kuva! Kelpaisi jo varmaan National Geographicin kokoelmiinkin ;)

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