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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 20.11.2011 at 03.11 Helsinki Observation number 321

Visibility III / V

Esko Lyytinen, Ursa (Helsinki)

This is the same that has already been observed in Järvenpää. The two Leonids moved in parallel at exactly the same time. It was brighter on the fringes of the fireball in its brightness. On closer inspection (i.e., “absolutely”) there would have been clearly fiery brightness.

A compressed and slightly shortened mpg video made from uncompressed avi video, with a size of only about 800 kb, can be found at:

(not necessarily a permanent link, but for the time being)

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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
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • Näin sammumisen. Tulipallo sammui hiipumalla eikä hajonnut palasiksi.
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northwest
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Melko matalalla lähellä taivaanrantaa
  • Brightness in magnitudes
    • -4 tai -5
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
Technical information

Firewall camera 2 minute total image. Camera modified Super Circuits video surveillance camera. Lens Tamron 3-8 mm F1.0

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