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A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon - 29.11.2012 at 22.14 Ilmajoki Observation number 9181

Visibility V / V

Esko Lehtiniemi, Lakeuden Ursa

The observation began to appear from an altitude of about 60 degrees in a direction south or slightly south-southwest. After 2-3 seconds, several yellowish parts were visible with an angle of about 45 degrees. The yellowish parts faded within about a second. The brightest part faded in the southwestern sky at about 30 degrees. In total, it took 4-5 seconds.

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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?
    • 5 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball 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 horizon towards the zenith
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon
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