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A fireball at night, brighter than the venus - 18.4.2023 at 23.33 Jyväskylä Observation number 115403

Visibility III / V

Vesa Vasankari, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

A fireball in the northern sky. Here, I think you can even see in the video how the tail sparks as the fireball travels across the sky. Many of these leave you wondering if it is actually the possible disintegration of a fireball or the ghost mark left on the video by a bright light. Especially with the night vision mode on. Since I have pictures of this from three different cameras, I'll put them all here plus a partial enlargement from the horizontal camera facing north in a square format. The vertical cameras point to the northwest and one of them does not have night vision on. For some reason, the clock on the Kami camera is approx. 10 sec. behind.

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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 faded away
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • North
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the zenith towards the horizont
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