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A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon - 11.4.2021 at 00.07 Espoo Observation number 97504

Visibility IV / V

I was filming the Milky Way in Porkkalanniemi when I saw a bright fireball in the southeast. The ball lasted approx. 3 seconds, brightened towards the end. In the very end, however, it disintegrated into parts (more than 5 separable parts) and the parts faded. A clear green color was also visible. Unfortunately, just at the time of the fireball, the camera wasn’t shooting yet, so I didn’t get a picture.

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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 broke into pieces, which faded away
  • 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, as bright as a cresent moon
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