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A fireball at night, as bright as the sun - 16.11.2017 at 18.40 Inari Observation number 68440

Visibility V / V

Juhani Harjunharja, Ohcejoga Utsjoen Ursa

My wife and I were returning from Ivalo to Utsjoki when Nellim was coming just after Inari
at the fork in the road we were tingled at about 18:40 by a very bright light phenomenon lasting a few seconds.
The truck in front of us and the rest of the road illuminated as bright as daylight. We immediately stated
that it was a meteor phenomenon.

Admittedly, we were just in the middle of a wooded area, so we couldn’t
to see the meteor itself, but the movement of light seemed like a glowing piece flew over our car
to the southeast, ie in the direction of Lake Inarinjärvi. The Chelyabinsk meteor also came to mind, so bright that
the event affected us.

When you think about this rather rare event in the sky of Lapland, the idea inevitably comes to look for a place where that piece or the remains of its decay would have presumed to have fallen.

Has Ursa thought about this from this angle?

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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?
    • 4 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • I did not see the end of the fireball
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Southeast
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as the Sun
Comments: 2 pcs
Emma Bruus - 19.11.2017 at 18.52 Report this

On mietitty :)

Tero Sipinen - 22.11.2017 at 13.02 Report this

Ja näköjään jo kertaalleen käytykin :)

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