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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 30.9.2014 at 21.36 Ikaalinen Observation number 30833

Visibility III / V

Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

I was photographing the Milky Way, etc., exposed the image towards the north sky and noticed a fireball flying low, It came from east to west. Happened to hit the picture. The image is cropped and the streak of fireball appears behind the tree on the left is pretty low.

It was lucky that I got the picture.

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  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 3 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared suddenly
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • North
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
Technical information

Nikon D7000, Samyang 8mm, f 3.5, iso 4000 10s

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