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A fireball at night, as bright as the sun - 16.11.2017 at 18.50 Olhava Observation number 68359

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We were on our way from Oulu to Rovaniemi and with the taxi driver we wondered out loud that what a miraculous light phenomenon it was that would light the sky behind us and disappear behind the trees. We travel with the driver 5 days a week the same distance, the same clock to beat and never before has such a light phenomenon been seen. I was a little nervous that what would come next ... Then it was a pretty foggy long way.

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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 5 min difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 4 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?
    • Northeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as the Sun
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