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A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon - 26.10.2015 at 17.43 Ikaalinen Observation number 44666

Visibility IV / V

I was driving the car slowly on a gravel road when I noticed this bright and great phenomenon to the left of the corner of my eye. So it might have been that it lasted longer than 2 seconds, but I can say for sure this duration. The ball was clear and judging the brightness is a bit tricky. It flew right downhill and disappeared suddenly.

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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 2 min 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 disappeared suddenly
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Southeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon
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