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A fireball in a daytime sky - 17.7.2012 at 17.13 Ylivieska Observation number 6243

Visibility V / V


I sat on the edge of the sandbox and "worshiped the sun." Near the sun, almost directly above my head, straight towards the sun flew a really bright, blazing fireball a long way. I had time to wonder if I would tell the kids in the sandbox about the vision or if the ball of light would disappear before they could see. After watching for a few seconds, I even alerted the kids to the scene when the ball of light just seemed to continue its journey. It was then that the ball of light probably exploded into at least three or four parts, which were also bright and eventually faded away. What was left was a long white smoke, which also faded after a few minutes.



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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?
    • 7 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?
    • En osaa sanoa
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Almost directly over my head
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball in a daytime sky
Comments: 1 pcs
Marianne Korhonen - 17.7.2012 at 23.50 Report this

Hiekkalaatikon reunalla istuin kasvot etelää kohti, niskat kenossa ylöspäin, kun tulipallon näin. Pallo lensi kohti länttä (Kalajoelle päin), mutta hajosi melkein ylläni. (vaikea selittää.. :))

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