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A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon - 27.3.2018 at 00.05 Helsinki, Roihuvuori Observation number 71997

Visibility IV / V

Not visible

I live on the Satumaa path, the window is towards the Fairy Trail. I was watching the telly as a brighter light than normal caught my attention. I looked out and saw for about a second a bright line falling towards the ground. It disappeared behind the trees. I'm not 100% sure of the observation but the speed and brightness and the angle of fall seemed like a starburst



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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?
    • 2 seconds
  • 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?
    • Northeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
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