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A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon - 28.8.2016 at 02.09 Ikaalinen, Sisättö Observation number 56327

Visibility IV / V

Heidi Rikala, Ursa (Helsinki)

I woke up in the middle of my dreams and could no longer catch my dream. I wondered by the window whether to go out and wonder about the clear starry sky (the electricity had been cut off almost around the clock) or what to do. Well the decision came quickly when I saw a bright fireball coming from the east towards the northwest, pointing diagonally downwards. It was followed or left behind by a long smoke that lingered in the sky for a while. ... Then out ....

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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?
    • 2 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • I did not see the end of the fireball
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northwest
  • 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 cresent moon
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