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A fireball at night, as bright as the sun - 28.9.2021 at 23.47 Ii Observation number 101605

Visibility III / V


A very bright ball of light that was larger than the stars in the sky. The ball of light went out and at the same time shrank with a fading, small curved descent. Went behind the trees. Seen on the phone’s compass, the direction / view was something like 315-330 ° northwest.



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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?
    • 5 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as the Sun
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northwest
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
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