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A fireball in a twilight sky - 15.7.2021 at 00.00 Lohja Observation number 99607

Visibility IV / V


I drove the boat with my wife and children to Lohjanjärvi at about 24:00 when the wife shouted in amazement that what was, the whole family was amazed by the orange fiery ball for about 5-6 seconds. After the song, sparks of the same color dusted. The fireball was spotted at an altitude of about 100 meters and its trajectory was downward curving. The song faded fading in a second at a height of about 50 meters. Based on the flight path and the estimated speed, it has dripped onto the shoreline shoreline into the ground or water. We did not notice any noise while the boat's engine was running. There was another boat near the estimated drop point.



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 15 min difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 6 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Very low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball in a twilight sky
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