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A fireball at night, as bright as the sun - 16.11.2017 at 18.30 Inari Observation number 68450

Visibility V / V

Not visible

I saw a burning ball from which small burning parts disintegrated. I thought of something as a New Year rocket, but it was bigger. The ball seemed to be really close, but it was probably an optical illusion. The ball went off quickly. After about 2 minutes there was a loud bang and thunder.



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 15 min 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 suddenly
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Southwest
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the zenith towards the horizont
  • Sound(s) related to the fireball
    • Sonic boom(s)
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as the Sun
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