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A fireball in a twilight sky - 9.1.2018 at 08.08 Inari Observation number 69368

Visibility IV / V

Aija Heikkilä, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

In between the descriptions of Jupiter and Mars in the morning, a handsome fireball under the moon also appeared. Too bad there was no filming going on then. The fireball flew pretty sharply below the moon. The fireball appeared bright for two to three seconds and the tip glow intensified well before fading. The extinction occurred about halfway between the moon and the earth's surface.



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 2 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 faded away
  • 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
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball in a twilight sky
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