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A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon - 18.3.2015 at 21.02 Kuopio Observation number 35249

Visibility V / V

I left the camera to shoot the northern lights, I didn’t see the fireball myself. I thought the bright line in the series at first was an airplane, because that total duration, five two-second exposures, and shutter breaks, seemed far too far for the fireball. On Facebook, I only noticed the observations of others and started checking out the series of pictures again. :)


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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?
    • 16-20 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared behind an obstacle (trees, buildings or clouds)
  • 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 full moon
Comments: 2 pcs
Marko Pekkola - 19.3.2015 at 07.24 Report this

Tämä on kyllä järkyttävän hyvin hires-kuviin dokumentoitu tulipallo. 

Tero Sipinen - 19.3.2015 at 08.14 Report this

Mallikas dokumentti. Kyllä nyt lentoradanmäärittäjien kelpaa :) Edellisen yön revontulimyräkällä on varmasti ollut vaikutusta kuvallisten havaintojen runsauteen.

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