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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 22.12.2017 at 20.15 Hamina Observation number 69080

Visibility III / V

I drove on road 371 north in Hamina Forest Village. I thought the phenomenon was a New Year rocket. It seemed to be flying from east to west or from southeast to northwest. It was visible for a while and was green in color. I wonder I wasn’t thinking about it at that very moment, because I really thought it was fireworks. It wasn’t until later in the evening that I read about this event in the media.

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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?
    • 1 second
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball broke into pieces, which faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • North
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
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