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A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon - 16.11.2017 at 18.40 Kemi Observation number 68381

Visibility IV / V

Not visible

We saw the already reported "Inari fireball" from Kemi Ajos from the sea from a shallow boat. Since observations were still being requested, let me write this down for information as well. The color of the fireball was white but closer to the horizon turned slightly yellowish at the edges and the ball spread slightly. However, not in any way explosive, just before its sudden shutdown. Could have just Not lost behind Selkäsaari but went out of sight a little before. Yes, the island is nothing high, that is, it does not rise from the horizon, let alone block the view.



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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?
    • 4 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared suddenly
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • North
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon
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