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A fireball at night, as bright as the sun - 16.11.2017 at 18.40 Inari Observation number 68398

Visibility V / V

Tapio Saarinen, Castor, TTY, Tampere

The impact was so loud that the cottage shook. The logs on the north wall clearly moved. There is no window on the wall. A clear wave of pressure hit the cottage. The earth also seemed to be shaking, which is why I first thought the event was an earthquake. We were inside, we didn’t see the flash. After a moment, when it turned out that we were alive, we tipped to the terrace, where there was still a shallow gloom.

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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?
    • Not known
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • I did not see the end of the fireball
  • 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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