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A fireball in a twilight sky - 22.4.2020 at 00.40 Rovaniemi Observation number 90152

Visibility IV / V

Sari Pietikäinen, Corona Borealis, Rovaniemi

Is this a Lyrid? Perhaps. The direction would seem to be pretty much the right one. I didn’t see this with my eyes when I was chatting with a couple of other people present when I was filming. But I could already see from the camera screen that some streak had caught an 8-second exposure. Maybe this is too bright for the satellite, because again, I didn't separate them from these images at all. It is quite impossible to judge the brightness of this subject when it is so bright even in the darkest moment of the night. Venus on the left as a reference ...



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • Maximum of 1 minutes difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • Not known
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • I did not see the end of the fireball
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northeast
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball in a twilight sky
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