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A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon - 29.1.2023 at 07.02 Kajaani Observation number 111743

Visibility III / V

This fireball was unusually bright because it caused a "crown" on the camera lens to flash (a similar crown is also visible on the Moon - the lens is apparently dirty). A fireball was visible above the star Izar. It appears to come from below the star Delta Bootis, pass towards Rho Boot, and extinguish just before Rho Boot. In the video, the flight direction of the fireball appears to be more vertical than it actually was, because the camera has a wide-angle lens. It was south in the direction of approx. 195 degrees and at an altitude of approx. 57 degrees. The brightest star visible in the video is Acturus and Otava can be seen at the top.

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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • Maximum of 1 minutes difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 2 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a full moon
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • South
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the zenith towards the horizont
Comments: 1 pcs
Pekka Kokko - 29.1.2023 at 20.14 Report this

Tämä näkyi myös minun kamerassa, tosin paljon vaatimattomampi kuva. Jätti jälkeensä savupöllähdyksen.

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