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A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon - 16.11.2017 at 17.40 Målselv, Fjellandsby, Norja Observation number 68406

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I was coming by car to my apartment in Fjällansby when suddenly a bluish really bright light flashed in front of me. At first I thought a helicopter flying in the same direction fell on the mountain and stopped my car and listened, well I heard the sound of a helicopter and thought something else had happened. I went to my car and continued my journey, so I didn’t hear any special sound i.e. the sound hadn’t had time to go that far yet?



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • Maximum of 1 minutes difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 2 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?
    • East
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Very low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon
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