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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 11.4.2018 at 03.21 Tampere Observation number 72755

Visibility III / V


A night balloon in the brightness class of Venus recorded by the Night Eye camera on Ursa's observatory in Tampere. The bright star shown in the picture is Capella, so the brightness rating may be a bit overestimated.

That night, a couple of meteors were recorded on the same camera. I also joined them, although they are not the same event.



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • Maximum of 1 minutes difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 3 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • North
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
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