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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 31.8.2019 at 01.21 Mustasaari Observation number 85248

Visibility III / V

Tommi Järvilehto, Vaasan Andromeda

Even surprisingly, there was a northern lights tonight. I put the camera to take pictures and stayed to admire the dark sky.

Several relatively slow starbursts / fireballs were also seen over a couple of hours. n.5pcs. The main colors were white-orange. Most remained outside the camera field. But this one was also observed visually.

Orange in color. At first glance, it seemed to disintegrate and leave its hand, but it was the star of Arcturus on which the path of the fireball 'hit' :)

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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • Maximum of 1 minutes difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 1 second
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northwest
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Very low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
Technical information

Sony a7. Samyang 12mm f / 2 8s ISO 6400

Comments: 3 pcs
Markku Lintinen - 31.8.2019 at 17.39 Report this

Komea yhdistelmä - tulipallon kulkusuuntakin sattui sopivasti revontulien säteisiin.

Tapio Lahtinen - 31.8.2019 at 19.03 Report this

Komea, heijastuksetkin.

Kaj Höglund - 1.9.2019 at 13.16 Report this

Upea kuva!


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