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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 20.3.2020 at 00.23 Lahti Observation number 89119

Visibility III / V


A very spectacular, orange-colored fireball in the western sky. The direction of flight is roughly north to south almost horizontal. The fireball left behind a fireworks-like wad of numerous orange pieces. The duration of the phenomenon is approximately 3 seconds.



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 2 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 broke into pieces, which faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Southwest
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the zenith towards the horizont
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
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