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A fireball at night, as bright as the sun - 23.1.2016 at 20.10 Espoo Observation number 48093

Visibility V / V

Samuli Vuorinen, Kirkkonummen komeetta

I was driving from Lohja to Helsinki, and when I was driving on the highway I noticed a bright flash, like lightning. The sky was cloudy and I didn’t see the cause of the flash. When I got home, I read Sky Watch, and combined the flash I saw with the fireball sightings. There have been several observations from the metropolitan area of the flash just in time.

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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 5 min 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?
    • I did not see the end of the fireball
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as the Sun
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