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A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon - 22.12.2017 at 20.15 Ylöjärvi Observation number 69069

Visibility V / V

The fireball was visible for perhaps inherited seconds. At first I thought it was some kind of fireworks, but I quickly understood it as a fireball. When I saw this story in the press, I came to report my own observation.

I was on a dog run and I didn’t have a phone / watch, so time is really an estimate. The handsome and bright ball was in question and on its way about northeast.

The sound was pretty quiet, so there’s not much to report about it.

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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 15 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 faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
  • Sound(s) related to the fireball
    • Other kind of sound(s)
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon
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