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A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon - 9.1.2018 at 08.08 Oulu Observation number 69375

Visibility V / V

Not visible

The sky was cloudy, but through it a bright and rather large-looking ball stood out, perhaps a little less than half the size of a full moon. It looked like it was dropping somewhere in the direction of Hailuoto. It went out before it hit the ground. As soon as it went out I noticed a bright flash above my head (i.e. at a different point than the fireball had gone out), but when I looked up, nothing was visible. I didn't hear any sound from the ball.

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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?
    • Less than a second
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • West
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon
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