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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 6.5.2020 at 00.44 Tampere Observation number 90412

Visibility III / V

Johannes Dahlström, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

I sniffed oxygen on the home balcony before going to bed when, to my delight, I noticed a bright fireball almost directly to the south, at an altitude of about 20 degrees, slightly lower than the Moon (whose current exposure was about 22 ° from the Stellarium). The meteor flew at a gentle angle to the east and burned for 2-3 seconds, traveling through the sky fifteen degrees during that time. Two brightnesses stood out in the combustion.



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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?
    • 2 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • South
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
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