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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 10.12.2016 at 23.32 Ikaalinen, Sisättö Observation number 58955

Visibility III / V

Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

I was photographing the Moon at night and I was surprised to see a fireball fly from west to east low above the tree tops. It flew relatively slowly and burned orange with pain. I quickly turned the camera in the direction of the target, but I was too slow, or the fireball disappeared too quickly from view. However, it doesn’t stand out from the picture I took just a moment ago. Attached to the picture I was trying to catch a fireball is a little taken. Another picture is that moment before. I don't think they can help, but omma now.

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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?
    • 1 second
  • 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?
    • East
  • 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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