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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 7.10.2018 at 22.42 Laihia Observation number 78381

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Yesterday I was with a guy filming repos. The plane came into the picture field appropriately, so I decided to take the longest exposure of the evening, 8 seconds. And luckily, for a little while later, I admired quite a smokehouse in the sky.

I had already pressed the camera button to take a picture when I noticed that something was coming towards Otava at a brisk pace. The light was not as bright as a starburst / fireball. But what caught my attention was the smoky "clump" behind it.

Too bad the picture didn't stick as a smoke, it was obviously too lukewarm in terms of conditions and equipment, but it was well distinguished by the eyes. The smoke and light faded towards the end until they went out completely from view.

During the flight, I had time to wonder that Wau and the bat will last a long time. I would estimate about 5-6 seconds for the time I saw it. It moved faster than an airplane but slower than a starburst. Great looking, and I’ve never seen anything like it before.

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  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 5 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • East
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the zenith towards the horizont
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
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