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A fireball at night, brighter than the venus - 27.9.2022 at 20.20 Nurmijärvi Observation number 109641

Visibility III / V

Petri Jehkonen, Ursa (Helsinki)

I set out to observe Jupiter. About 3-5 degrees left of Jupiter from top to bottom around 20:20 (+5 uncertainty). The color was light at first, then attractive, with a few flashes of red and finally bluish before fading. No voice. A clear opening cluster of pieces plunging down. Direction about southeast, probably between east and south. Rotated slightly counterclockwise from Jupiter, the correct point. A wonderful coincidence, I was only outside for ten minutes in total.

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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 5 min 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 broke into pieces, which faded away
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Southeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
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