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A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon - 4.10.2021 at 03.55 Punkaharju Observation number 101713

Visibility III / V


The observation is currently clear. At the beginning of the observation, the fireball was about 30 degrees above the horizon from where it moved rapidly into the horizon and disappeared behind the tops of the trees about 10 degrees above the horizon. The extent of this area is about 25 to 30 degrees.

Direction south-southwest northeast northeast.



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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 disappeared behind an obstacle (trees, buildings or clouds)
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • North
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Very low near the horizon
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