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A fireball at night, as bright as the sun - 16.11.2017 at 18.40 Inari Observation number 68397

Visibility V / V

Not visible

Suddenly the outside became very, very bright and on the north side, above the trees, a very bright ball (red-edged) was visible when the light went out after about 4-6 sec, it felt like it was getting very dark. I went to the window, I didn’t see anything special, so I left and when I stepped onto the porch there was a loud bang from the west / northwest side. It took about 30-40 sec from the light. (I checked the passage of time today) The bang was followed by a gloomy, jumping sound that sounded distancing. The jumping lasted at least 10 sec

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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?
    • 5 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?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
  • Sound(s) related to the fireball
    • Sonic boom(s)
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as the Sun
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