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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 22.10.2017 at 22.31 Vesanto Observation number 67795

Visibility III / V

Timo Kuhmonen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

In the middle of a dark forest, the gaze to the sky struck at just the right time. The fireball progressed near Kassioipeija in the direction of the Milky Way all the way to the constellation Joutsenen. Estimated duration in just under 3 seconds. Vana was yellowish, remaining visible in the sky for a few seconds. Extinguished with fading, there were no bright flashes during the visible flight. The reasonably nice fireball was :-) It could be Orionide in question ...



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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?
    • 3 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • South
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Almost directly over my head
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brigter than the Venus
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