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A fireball in a twilight sky - 18.8.2019 at 21.00 Rautavaara Observation number 84936

Visibility IV / V


In the excavator, I burst into a seat and smoked tobacco when I saw a bright light from the corner of my eye and it was a starburst. The flight came moderately high from the south and traveled in a bright and greenish long line to the west until the mainly yellow-white fire began to sparkle, brightening rapidly causing the ball to disintegrate into four brightly burning parts of sparkles like a euro fireworks.



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 15 min 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 broke into pieces, which faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • West
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball in a twilight sky
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