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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 17.2.2019 at 18.39 Kangasala Observation number 81247

Visibility III / V

Markku Lintinen, Esko Lyytinen, Tampereen Ursa

There are several visual observations of this, which were used to find Kangasala's camera. The flight is visible here in about 1.4s and the direction is southwest.

Edit: Esko Lyytinen found the same Pukinmäki camera and modeled the location based on two pictures. The fireball caught about 61 km and went out at an altitude of about 47 km in the central part of the Gulf of Finland. Pictures attached.

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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?
    • 1 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?
    • South
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Very low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
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Milesight UI-2A73-PCV, 5 fps video

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