Reports Report 3160a (Event 3160-2017)

Name Ezra G
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks After describing it to a friend who is an amateur astronomer he said, "Indeed, almost certain it was a bolloid, a relatively large meteor that managed to survive a bit longer than most meteors. I think I can explain the stationary effect. It was initially come straight towards the Earth aiming somewhat towards the Middle East. Therefore it would appear not to move as it's come straight in. Only when it got much closer was its trajectory shown to be a bit off (who knows, maybe some hundreds of miles away) and therefore you saw it moving across. Hope that made sense. I've seen some really cool bolloids in my life. Incredible sights." Perhaps what I saw moving eastward after the explosion was fragmentation from a "direct hit bolloid".
Address Moreshet, North District (IL)
Latitude 32° 49' 29.95'' N (32.824987°)
Longitude 35° 13' 47.65'' E (35.229902°)
Elevation 301.776m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-09-10 20:30 IDT
UT Date & Time 2017-09-10 17:30 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 165°
Facing azimuth 175.66°
First azimuth 164.15°
First elevation 30°
Last azimuth 190.3°
Last elevation 30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -6
Color Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks What looked like an ordinary stationary star exploded to be 15x as bright and started moving across the sky as the fire diminished and went out.
Observation Unknown
Remarks -