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A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon - 18.8.2019 at 21.00 Iisalmi Observation number 84952

Visibility V / V


I was on the pier in the evening when I noticed a bright light phenomenon appearing in the sky behind the forest, I remembered a firework rocket, but the flight path was different. The phenomenon disintegrated somewhat and went out.



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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?
    • 2 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 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon
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