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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 24.9.2020 at 22.42 Kangasala, Kuhmalahti Observation number 93839

Visibility III / V

I was in Siuronsalmi, Kuhmalahti, photographing northern lights that were not visible when a bright fireball flew through the Otava box. It left behind a reddish smoky wand for a moment.
With good luck, the fireball hit the camera image.

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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?
    • 3 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • North
  • 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, brighter than the Venus
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Olympus E-PL8 17 / 1.8 ISO800 40 s.

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