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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 10.12.2016 at 23.33 Mäntyharju Observation number 58869

Visibility III / V

Markku Siljama, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

To the southwest around Venus a bright yellowish fireball ran about 30 degrees horizontally parallel to the horizon towards the northwest, appeared on the lower left side of the bright moon. No sound, traffic noise in the background.

At first a faint line of light was visible for a couple of degrees, went out until it reappeared. The brightness remained almost constant, no significant crackling, ie a variation in brightness. Disappeared behind the edge of the balcony.

Weather: perfectly clear, bright moonlight in the south.

Edit: added a quick-grabbed observation image from the hand.

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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?
    • West
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
Comments: 3 pcs
Tiina Lahtikallio - 10.12.2016 at 23.57 Report this

Keuruun Asunnalla nähtiin tulipallo myös samoihin aikoihin.

Markku Siljama - 11.12.2016 at 00.02 Report this

Jonnekin sinne suuntaan se näytti lentävän.:)

Soile Hartikka - 11.12.2016 at 00.29 Report this

Näkyi myös Pyhtäällä n. 23.30. Ilmestyi Suomenlahdelta päin kohti pohjoista.

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