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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 21.1.2019 at 06.18 Kangasala Observation number 80644

Visibility III / V

Markku Lintinen, Tampereen Ursa

This observation is the third in the chain: The timing accuracy of Konnevesi was not quite enough to find what was hidden behind this tree, but first a more accurate timing was needed, which was offered by Kauppi Yönsilmä. Here's a little glimpse of a winter night.



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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?
    • 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?
    • Northeast
  • 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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