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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 1.9.2020 at 02.44 Helsinki 72 Observation number 93302

Visibility III / V

Esko Lyytinen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

It was the first night after the summer scenery when my fireball camera was up and it was also clear.

There came several bright meteors, two of which I put here.

The second is at the link:

And it also has a BT map where this is also visible.

In this picture, the fireball is on the left. And you can also see a bright satellite flash and Venus at the bottom of the picture.

I set the magnitude to -5, which would have been basically about -8.

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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?
    • Less than a second
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared suddenly
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northwest
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness in magnitudes
    • -5
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
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