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A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon - 16.11.2017 at 18.40 Kemi Observation number 68403

Visibility V / V

Not visible

I saw a fireball on Thursday night around 6:40 p.m. It flew in the eastern sky towards the north. The fireball was clear and had a tail. The tail was clear and had a reddish glow.

The fireball was so far away I couldn’t tell the height.

But it was clearly low above the horizon because it was easy to spot. If it had been higher then it would have appeared lower. The fireball was big, which is why I paid attention to what that is.

I made a fireball sighting of the car, so I don’t know if there was any sound in it. The fireball did not fly above us, but was visible from afar from the side. I sat in the right front seat and a fireball was visible from the car window on the left side in the eastern sky.

I can’t say the amount of time I looked at the fireball so closely. Then the fireball just disappeared from view.



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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?
    • The fireball disappeared suddenly
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • East
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon
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