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A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon - 24.2.2015 at 21.00 Hämeenlinna Observation number 33875

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My wife and I were on an evening walk when she suddenly pointed to the sky and there was a fireball. The fireball lasted long enough for me to still have time to admire it.

The air direction of the fireball was between the north and the northeast. The ball appeared as a clear, even slightly dazzling line that eventually clearly disintegrated into several parts, which then faded quickly. There was no sound of it.

For both of us, it was the first time we saw a fireball and it was quite an impressive, even a little supernatural feeling.

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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 15 min difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 2 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?
    • North
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon
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