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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 11.4.2021 at 00.07 Karjalohja Observation number 97488

Visibility III / V

Janne Kommonen, Lohjan Ursa

We watched the movie and to the southeast (120 °) the window showed a nice moderately bright fireball that ran almost the entire length of the window towards the horizon for about a second It ran on the east side quite obliquely as it remained visible until extinction. Seen with a fist from the top of the window 15 ° until extinguished at a height of about 15 degrees from the horizon. The color ranged from yellowish to beautiful emerald green. I looked at the clock and checked the time, the direction of the air and set out to make an observation.



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    • Maximum of 1 minutes difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
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  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared suddenly
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Southeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brigter than the Venus
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