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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 20.2.2020 at 18.10 Tampere Observation number 88560

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I saw the fireball phenomenon on Thursday night after 6:10 p.m., and I thought it was either a giant starburst or some sort of army emergency rocket. The fireball flew in the sky like a starburst, but it was bigger, brighter, longer in line, and longer in time than a regular starburst. The fireball made a strong line of light from left to right downhill. At first, I saw that powerful line of light “dripping” down in the sky and it ended up as if it were some kind of ball of light or an explosive looking brighter event. The light strip thus ended in a circular discharge-like light phenomenon. This round ball of light looked a little greenish to me. This experience was special and memorable.

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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?
    • 3 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared suddenly
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
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