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A fireball at night, as bright as the sun - 16.11.2017 at 18.37 Inari Observation number 68469

Visibility V / V


The sky suddenly brightened as if a flare had been fired. I turned to look northeast in the direction of the light and saw the song. It flew and burned bright with white and green fire. The flying piece looked as big as a mile in diameter. Suddenly it went out in the middle of its flight path. After an estimated less than 2 min, there was a single strong bang like an explosion.

In my memory, the song has continued its flight after being extinguished as a black lump without changing its direction.



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 5 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 suddenly
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • 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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