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A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon - 20.2.2020 at 18.20 Ikaalinen Observation number 88489

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We saw a ball of light flying in the sky. It was a bright ball left behind. The ball went out after about 5 seconds. The children asked what that is? Personally, I said it seemed like a fireworks display with no sound and no end of the explosion. As an alternative, I presented a light rocket, but the duration was too short. My wife thought it was a really bright starburst.

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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?
    • 5 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared suddenly
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon
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