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A fireball in a twilight sky - 16.11.2017 at 18.40 Keminmaa, Lautiosaari Observation number 68405

Visibility IV / V


It looked as if a fireball had crashed from the top of the Kemijoki River to the shores of the nearby village of Hirmula. The sight was frightening and as I drove forward to my home I tried to see if there was any smoke or fire visible anywhere on the river.



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 2 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 behind an obstacle (trees, buildings or clouds)
  • 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 in a twilight sky
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