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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 26.3.2019 at 22.08 Mäntyharju Observation number 81895

Visibility III / V

Markku Siljama, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

I was waiting for the northern lights on a dark beach when suddenly the landscape flashed clearly for just over a second. The flash was multicolored.

Another waiting for the northern lights nearby was looking at the sky and he saw a fireball. According to him, it was visible directly above the clouds in the constellation of the Little Bear.

This was the second time I saw a fireball illuminating the landscape.

Weather - 6 degrees, calm and cloudy 4/8.

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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?
    • 1 second
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • I did not see the end of the fireball
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Direct over my head
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
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