Reports Report 1337hj (Event 1337-2017)

Observer
Name william c
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks The fireball resembled video of rockets and i almost thought it was one until i noticed debris falling off and burning up. it was rather large, where i saw it at was not far from Charolette airport and the planes are roughly a couple thousand feet flying over, the fireball was brighter and larger than the landing lights on the air craft. It was very impressive.
Location
Address Huntersville, NC
Latitude 35° 25' 52.51'' N (35.431253°)
Longitude 80° 56' 37.89'' W (-80.943859°)
Elevation 233.078m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-12 20:45 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-04-13 00:45 UT
Duration ≈20s
Direction
Moving direction From right to left
Descent Angle 270°
Moving
Facing azimuth 190.29°
First azimuth 288.47°
First elevation 32°
Last azimuth 155.69°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation Yes
Remarks i could see pieces falling off and burning up two to three times during the course of the viewing, i thought it was about to break up and burn out but it didn't. i almost thought it was a rocket until i saw the fragments burning then i knew it had to be a meteor but it was very bright and large, never seen one that bright or go that far without burning out