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A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon - 9.9.2016 at 22.45 Laitila Observation number 56926

Visibility IV / V


I was photographing the Milky Way and my husband was at the fair too.

The man was catching fireballs and tuning in a wish list and I photographed the Milky Way focusing on learning the gloss in my eyes.

On this fireball flight I saw it almost entirely, the host resting. "no matter how unusually handsome was the comment"! So was.

The probe was again taking a picture of the smokescreen — the item looked like it could have left something out.

The race situation was aviais 3 fireballs and I one ... unfortunately a couple earlier we didn't notice to record up with their times.

Well, you probably won't see anything in the first picture.

The picture was taken at 22.45 and a fireball was also visible. I got a dice after the camera turned over there.

But; what is that thing in the second shot taken afterwards?

That weird "swirl"? Picture taken at 23:12

Next and previous image in the camera ok, nothing wrong, there is no debris on the lens. Everything is as it should be.

Is it possibly smoky from the previous fireball / balls or Did a "bulb and orbit" fun shot with our gimmicks have a fireball from us "page" in the mouth leaving only the old picture?

The direction of the air is not quite a fact, it was on the sector Northeast-North-Southeast. A fireball leaning to the left of Otava.



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Additional information
  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 5 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 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?
    • About 1/3 from the zenith towards the horizont
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon
Technical information

Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 18-35mm, ISO 3200, 8s, f1.8

Comments: 5 pcs
Tero Sipinen - 11.9.2016 at 15.23 Report this

Kakkoskuvan kiehkura ei näytä tulipallon savulta. Yhtenä selityksen tulee mieleen jokin lampin valokeilassa leijaillut / lennellyt (lehti, roska / perhonen).

Pirjo Koski - 12.9.2016 at 17.04 Report this

Pitää koklata uusia "koe" :) Ja katsoa tarkkaan edelliset otetut kuvat.

Joni Virtanen - 12.9.2016 at 17.09 Report this

Kyllä ne savuvanatkin vetävät joskus tuollaiselle kippuralle. Tuossa vaikea sanoa mutta kun itse vana on noin hyvin vielä kasassa ja kuitenkin noin kippurassa, saattaa jokin valokeilaan(taskulamppu tms.) osunut yöperhonen tai muu olla luultavin.

Samuli Ikäheimo - 12.9.2016 at 23.57 Report this

Tulipallon jälkeensä jättämät vanat voivat kyllä yllättävänkin paljon kiemurrella yläilmakehän tuulissa, ja pitkään. Oma pisin havaintoni on hieman päälle kymmenen minuuttia (raportti), joten aina kannattaa jättää kamera kuvaamaan pidemmäksi aikaa kirkkaampien tulipallojen kohdalla.

Toki jos edeltävistä ja seuraavista kuvista ei kiehkuraa löydy, pitäisin todennäköisimpänä ilmiön aiheuttajana maanpäällisen valon tallentamaa hyönteisen lentorataa.

Pirjo Koski - 14.9.2016 at 12.49 Report this

Hyvä kommentti Samuli! Luulin, että jos en siirrä kameraa kuvaaman tulipallon perään parissa minuutissa, niin savuvana on mennyttä. Nyt tiedän kokeilla sihtaamista pidempään :)

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