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A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon - 18.3.2015 at 21.02 Espoo Observation number 35171

Visibility IV / V


The ball came from the south to the back and passed me from the east. Flew low straight without an arc. The flight took an estimated 3-4 seconds, from which I got to be photographed at the end of a second when I happened to have a camera pointing north in the hope of northern lights. At the end it faded and seemed to break into two pieces.



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 5 min difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 4 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?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon
Comments: 3 pcs
Janne Kari - 18.3.2015 at 22.47 Report this

Loistava kuva vaikka onkin "vain" pätkä lentoa.

Timo Pusa - 18.3.2015 at 22.54 Report this

Sama havainto Lahdessa.

Jarmo Koskenala - 18.3.2015 at 23.16 Report this

Espoon keskus sama aika sama paikka oli hieno nähdä sen hajoavan.8)

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