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A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon - 2.1.2016 at 17.48 Kauhava Observation number 46902

Visibility IV / V

This was clearly yellowish in color and was visible for a couple of seconds before disappearing behind buildings and trees. As if it had broken down into several parts.

I was shooting the starry sky and there was just a delayed shot in the camera. In other words, a photo of that fireball was reasonably close. :)

It is not possible to distinguish a possible smoke vane illuminated by light pollution from a photograph taken immediately after that.

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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?
    • 2 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?
    • Northeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
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