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A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon - 21.2.2017 at 19.10 Espoo Observation number 61366

Visibility V / V


While walking from work for about 1 sec, a fireball was seen in the north / northwest, which split into two parts. Height about 45-60 degrees above the ground. Time from cell phone, Air direction a little guessing. No picture. The assumption that the target was a fireball because it was so short-lived. Brightness very close to Venus.



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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?
    • 1 second
  • 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 half way between the horizon and the zenith
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon
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