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A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon - 31.3.2018 at 21.20 Parainen, Korppoo, Ahvensaari Observation number 72291

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We were sledding on ice on our cottage on Ahvensaari on Saturday evening, March 31 at 9 pm, in the light of the full moon. Suddenly my attention caught on to a bright tail-star-like phenomenon that came down the road quite sharply in the north. My first thought was that it was a "New Year's rocket" because it was so bright and seemed to be close. Even the 11-year-old boy had time to see it before it went out over a nearby island after about 4 seconds, silently. I have never seen a similar phenomenon before.



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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?
    • 4 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared suddenly
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • North
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon
Comments: 4 pcs
Ulla Neuvonen - 31.3.2018 at 23.30 Report this

Minäkin näin sen Mikkelin taivaalla. En ole noin kirkasta nähnyt koskaan aiemmin. Jätti jälkeensä myös pitkän kirkkaan vanan.

Laitio Rami - 1.4.2018 at 09.15 Report this

Havaittu ”komeetan” pyrstön omaava kirkas tähdenlento luoteistaivaalla Nauvon Svartössa. Kellonaika täsmää.

Laitio Rami - 1.4.2018 at 09.16 Report this

Havaittu myös sama ”komeetta” Nauvon Svartössa.

Laamanen Olivia - 1.4.2018 at 21.25 Report this

Olivia havaitsi saman ilmiön samoihin aikoihin Merimaskussa

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