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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 15.7.2021 at 01.20 Helsinki Observation number 99582

Visibility III / V

Marko Lehtimäki, Ursa (Helsinki)

I sat on Siltasaari in Pitkänsillanranta on the park bench looking south and talking on the phone. In the middle of the call, a bright, yellowish fireball lit in the sky above the observation deck above Kaisaniemenpuisto at about the Railway Station. The fireball ran in the sky towards the east almost horizontally for several seconds and brightened until it disintegrated into several pieces and went out at the Keva-side end of Kaisaniemi Park as seen from the observation site.

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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 2 min 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?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brigter than the Venus
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