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A fireball at night, brighter than the venus - 22.4.2023 at 23.50 Jyväskylä Observation number 115519

Visibility III / V

Vesa Vasankari, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

A fireball in the southwestern sky. The ignition was also recorded on another camera pointing south. Regrettably, the entire flight did not fit in that southwest camera, but the blackout remains behind the railing of the balcony. Apparently, due to the brightly lit buildings in the image area (widely cut off in the video), the camera's motion detection had not detected the flight of the fireball. Fortunately, there were again other accurate observations here to help. Again, I have to put in place the mask covering only those buildings in the picture. As a piece of black plastic, it just started to expand and move in the ever-warming sunlight, since it was already covering too much of the image area recently.

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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?
    • 3 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared behind an obstacle (trees, buildings or clouds)
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Southwest
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
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