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A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon - 9.1.2018 at 08.12 Pori Observation number 69437

Visibility V / V

I drove on Highway 8 in the direction of Pori shortly after eight in the morning (I was already in Pori) when I saw a long tail of a bright green fireball on its right side.

I managed to see it for quite some time because the place was open at that point and the light came from high diagonally down. Landing behind the forest would illuminate the horizon. The motorists in the back certainly couldn’t help but see because the vision was so clear.

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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?
    • 4 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared behind an obstacle (trees, buildings or clouds)
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon
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