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A fireball in a twilight sky - 19.9.2014 at 20.35 Helsinki, Pukinmäki Observation number 30400

Visibility IV / V

Esko Lyytinen, Ursa (Helsinki)

I didn’t see the fireball, but got my fireball camera Peak-hold for snapshots and auto-detection. It’s in an almost rainy twilight sky so even though it was so bright that there was a spread mark, it was almost barely separable from the picture. I attach a fairly processed version to this to make it a little easier to stand out. So it appears in the shallow little to the left of the center.

The duration of the recognition was 0.36 s, but apparently only the brightest phase was visible and entered the image and recognition.

It is quite obviously the same fireball as the observation:

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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?
    • Less than a second
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northwest
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball in a twilight sky
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