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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 22.12.2017 at 20.10 Kuusamo Observation number 69104

Visibility III / V

Our house is on the shore of Lake Kuusamo, living room on the lake side.

I was sitting in the living room as a burning object flew east-west

between the house and the lake and seemed to fall to the beach or lake a few tens of meters away. It also looked out of the window that from time to time someone was burning in the snow, like a small roar, but we suspected it was a reflection of the candles we had burned inside.

After a while we went to look at the beach but found nothing.

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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?
    • 3 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Almost directly over my head
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
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