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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 28.10.2012 at 05.12 Helsinki, Pukinmäki Observation number 8647

Visibility III / V

Esko Lyytinen, Ursa (Helsinki)

Fireball camera detection. Appears on the far right of the image.

It is the same as in visual observation:

Findings from two other cameras are also known.

It was a meteor belonging to the Taurid swarm. The speed was just over 30 km / s, so there was no meteorite dropper. Extinguished near the easternmost shores of Ladoga.

The exact time was 05/12/21 our normal time.

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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?
    • The fireball disappeared behind an obstacle (trees, buildings or clouds)
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • East
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness in magnitudes
    • -5 tai - 6
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
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