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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 5.11.2015 at 19.44 Espoo Observation number 45448

Visibility III / V

Mika Turdén, Ursa (Helsinki)

A bright fireball in a still cloudless part of the sky, the flight I noticed around the east-southeast axis and the extinction in the southwest, a long flight. A clearly brighter glowing song at the tip and seemed to "wobble". Extinguished by fading near the Milky Way in the southwest. There were no noises from nearby traffic. The final stage of the flight hit a landscape illumination, and the next screen showed a hint of smoke at the top left of the image - hence the cropping with a bit of boost.

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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?
    • 4 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Southwest
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
Technical information

Canon 6D, Samyang 14mm f / 2.8, ISO 3200, 29-35 s.

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