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A fireball in a twilight sky - 16.11.2017 at 18.36 Ylitornio Observation number 68437

Visibility IV / V

Not visible

I was on a car on the way from Aavasak to Muurola. I was on the phone when I noticed a bright light fire, I mentioned on the phone that my own bright and big star was. It plunged into a flat position towards the ground. As he approached the ground, the light changed to the color of fire and red to the color of charcoal. It was bigger than an airplane, the size of a big apartment building. It fell behind the trees and hit the ground and before that threw the red yellows into charcoal. I explained on the phone what I see and even scared. I was found in a missile barn next door. The feeling was that it had fallen about a mile from the highway, into the woods.

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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?
    • 3 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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