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A fireball at night, as bright as the sun - 16.11.2017 at 18.40 Inari Observation number 68390

Visibility V / V

Not visible

We drove a four-way car north. As we silenced at the intersection of the Tolocents, the sky suddenly brightened and we turned our gaze forward from the windshield to the northeast sky. There was a fireball in the sky, leaving a long barrage of fire behind. The phenomenon was visible for a few seconds until it went out before reaching the horizon or tree line. The fireball seemed to be pretty close to where we were. We didn’t hear any sounds from the car, and we didn’t arrive at the backyard about 2-5 minutes after that.



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 15 min difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 5 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?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as the Sun
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