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A fireball in a twilight sky - 18.8.2019 at 21.20 Suonenjoki Observation number 84943

Visibility IV / V

The fireball began to appear in the sky to the southeast from my viewing point about 35 degrees from the horizon to the southeast. At the time, the fireball flew horizontally toward the northwest. The viewing angle for me was about 50-60 degrees from the horizon ahead (lunch). The fireball broke into about 3-4 pieces and disappeared about 50 degrees from my point of view on the northwest horizon.

The sky was still quite clear, but the ground level was already somewhat cloudy.

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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?
    • 4 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?
    • Southwest
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
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