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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 17.3.2021 at 00.35 Oulu Observation number 96851

Visibility III / V

Kari Kaila, Oulun Arktos

Two bright fireballs went north in the morning. Both were quite slow. They appeared for about 6 seconds. On the same night, there are other observations of a slow fireball in the Sky Watch. Could they have been coming from the same direction? The brightnesses of both were of the same order, estimated at -6 magnitudes.

The earlier lit at 00:35:00 and the later at 01:55:00

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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?
    • 6 seconds
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness in magnitudes
    • -6
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
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Shutter speeds 1.00 seconds.

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