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A fireball at night, as bright as the sun - 16.11.2017 at 18.40 Inari Observation number 68361

Visibility V / V

Not visible

A bright flame-tailed ball of light was visible in the sky in Inari in a northeast direction, seeming to be flying in a north-northeast direction. Appeared for a few seconds then went off "popping". After less than a couple of minutes, there was a rumble and a loud bang, the house and the window shook.



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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?
    • 4 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared suddenly
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
  • Sound(s) related to the fireball
    • Sonic boom(s) and thunder
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as the Sun
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