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A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon - 26.12.2019 at 23.43 Vaala Observation number 86953

Visibility IV / V

Jarmo Moilanen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

A snapshot of a long-lasting fireball on the day of Tapan's Day taken by the Vaala fireball camera. In the video, the fireball has a duration of 36.92 seconds. The fireball is initially hidden behind the trees and video recording has been interrupted while the fireball is still visible. So the actual duration of the fireball was over 37 seconds. During the flight, the main body is followed by at least 7 smaller pieces that are left behind and turn off in turn.

At the top of the picture is an airplane on the London-Tokyo route.

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  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • More than 20 seconds
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon
Technical information

Photographed with a fireball camera. Using UFOCapture software.

Comments: 4 pcs
Marko Pekkola - 28.12.2019 at 20.07 Report this

On kyllä huikea tuo aivan horisontin vierustan lentojälki, joka on vielä noin tolkuttoman pitkä. 

Mikko Peussa - 28.12.2019 at 20.32 Report this

Onnittelut hienosta osumasta!

Joni Virtanen - 28.12.2019 at 20.47 Report this

On ollut kyllä upea! Tuo on kyllä todella pitkä kesto. Upea tallenne!

Pirjo Koski - 29.12.2019 at 13.29 Report this

On ollut varmasti huima näky livenä, kun tässä on jo vallan vaikuttava. 

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