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A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon - 13.4.2016 at 03.29 Varkaus Observation number 51487

Visibility IV / V

Veli-Pekka Hentunen, Warkauden Kassiopeia

The fireball was very clear in the sky camera of the Härkämäki observatory, even though the sky was covered with thin clouds. The exposure of the celestial camera had started at 3:29:10. The exposure time was 30 seconds.



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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?
    • Not known
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • I did not see the end of the fireball
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Southeast
  • 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
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