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A fireball at night, brighter than the venus - 25.1.2022 at 22.58 Liminka Observation number 104299

Visibility III / V

His hands were still in the camera, pointing it towards the repos, while already tightening the ball head as something began to sparkle in the sky but the hand moved into his pocket and the repos began to expose. Whatever it took a second or two. In other words, the so-called brightening point is not even so-called. reacted, it was time to think that it would not be time to turn the camera, but to be aimed at repos.

In a way, this sparkling point faded in brightness when the exposure started. The point, however, progressed and again a bit like dimly brightening and even sparkling. At the time of the exposure, time seemed to stop, but the exposure lasted 4 seconds. It was just thought not to stick to the cell.

The exposure stopped and a squeak was heard and pretty soon I realized I was turning the camera in the direction of the advancing point which was no longer sparkling but was visible and taking another picture with the same 4 second exposure. So this layman is now defined as 11-15 seconds, hard to determine how close the end of the second exposure faded.

Taking advantage of the river line and the bird tower, the trajectory was 45 ° from the graph, ie roughly.

Even brighter ones have been seen, but the duration went second in terms of personal observations. The pace even felt surprisingly calm, a bit like it had lasted a long time, which was a wonder.

It was a startling experience to watch, even though there was no explosive glory of consciousness.

Well, it's hard to express these phenomena in a scientific way, but Otava is more visible to those who are more familiar with it, and no matter how high Otava was again. Admittedly, that picture has been straightened out it was a bit skewed. The very beginning was not recovered but the end was fading.

However, it still didn't hit the picture field perfectly, so it could have been taken as a cartoon ...

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Additional information
  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • Maximum of 1 minutes difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 11-15 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • East
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
Technical information

Canon 6D + 15mm lens F / 2.8, ISO 3,200, 4s

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