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A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon - 20.2.2020 at 18.30 Mustasaari, Västerhankmo Observation number 88494

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Not visible

We were in the yard with the kids when the boy first saw a fireball in the sky and I turned to look when he shouted that Oh look! At that point, the ball was still visible a few meters along the sky, after which the fire disappeared. In the same type as if the rocket had been extinguished, such pieces.

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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 altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon
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