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A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon - 18.8.2019 at 21.20 Kerimäki Observation number 84938

Visibility V / V

I was in the backyard and suddenly I noticed a bright ball above the neighbor's house, which was followed by a "tail" changing from blue to red. The ball flew horizontally at the same height all the time. I was hardened to see it for a few seconds before going behind the trees, but behind the trees it didn’t come out anymore or at least I didn’t see it anymore.

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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?
    • 3 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared behind an obstacle (trees, buildings or clouds)
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
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