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A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon - 9.1.2018 at 08.10 Kaarina Observation number 69502

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My first reaction was that I saw the fireworks, the light plunged down somehow in the same way in the arc and was so sudden and bright - but the size of the ball of light was the size of a full moon or even bigger. The shape was longer than a month. It was strange that a couple of seconds later I saw a crescent moon, and it was behind a cloud of clouds, while the fireball had been sharply bright. Because of the dim crescent moon, I thought that my eyes had done a trick in the middle of the traffic lights in the dark and there was no fireball, but later I saw others' experiences online at the same time ...

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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 disappeared behind an obstacle (trees, buildings or clouds)
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northwest
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Very low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon
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