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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 22.12.2017 at 20.06 Ylöjärvi Observation number 69075

Visibility III / V

Not visible

The direction of flight would be towards the lower left corner of the image, the form cannot be completed.

The greenish, green-tailed ball flew diagonally down. At the back of the ball some kind of opening followed by a separate green tail.

I watched the ball as I sat in the car with my nose to the north so the ball was visible to the right at an angle and fell "into the woods" so it was visible "between the trees" up to the lowest third of the forest. Free view approx. 200 m.

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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?
    • 10 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared behind an obstacle (trees, buildings or clouds)
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Very low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
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