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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 25.3.2015 at 21.46 Mäntyharju Observation number 36155

Visibility III / V

Markku Siljama, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Following the Northern Lights, I noticed a slowly descending meteor in the shallow north on the left side of the constellation Swan, some brightness of Venus, even brightness, disappeared behind the trees, the flight path clearly tilted to the right, see Model Image.

Perception later.

Weather: almost clear, moon in the sky, northern lights on the northern horizon at low.

Edit: added observation image, memorized, can't (they?) Be used for track calculations ..

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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?
    • 3 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?
    • Very low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
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Canon EOS 1100 D 18 mm IS

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