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A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon - 9.1.2018 at 08.15 Marttila Observation number 69361

Visibility IV / V

Not visible

A half-elliptical arc-shaped greenish fire became a "ball," an observation when driving a car half-eye. I drove on road 10 in the direction of Hämeenlinna between Marttila and Tarvasjoki. The fireball appeared on the left for a short time and disappeared behind the forest. I was alone in the car, so no other observers.



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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?
    • 1 second
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared behind an obstacle (trees, buildings or clouds)
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Very low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon
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