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A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon - 18.8.2019 at 21.30 Lahti Observation number 84986

Visibility V / V


Seen from the backyard, an eye-catching, really bright ball of light flew away, almost horizontally straight. For stellar flight, the speed of the ball is slow, but impossible to become an airplane. The ball was able to follow for a moment, after which the ball flashed and faded.



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 1-2 hours difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 11-15 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball 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
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