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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 15.9.2014 at 22.02 Mäntyharju Observation number 30301

Visibility III / V

Markku Siljama, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

A bright fireball, with such a sideline, not a sharp streak but rather a soft smudge, appeared on the left side of the constellation Hercules, lit below the Vega at a height of about 30 degrees, length about 10 degrees, extinguished at a height of about 16 degrees, yellowish, no sound perception, pretty ..

Weather: perfectly clear, calm, no moonlight.



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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?
    • 1 second
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Southwest
  • 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, brighter than the Venus
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