Reports Report 3187a (Event 3187-2017)

Name Keri S
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Very clear night, no clouds or visibility issues
Address Smithsburg, MD
Latitude 39° 38' 38.11'' N (39.64392°)
Longitude 77° 34' 25.77'' W (-77.573825°)
Elevation 257.873m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-09-09 21:30 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-09-10 01:30 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 257°
Facing azimuth 351.74°
First azimuth 344.25°
First elevation 20°
Last azimuth 192.06°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -
Color Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks At first it looked like a normal shooting star, then it exploded into a huge ball of bright white light. The flash was so bright I could not see if there was any fragmentation, it faded as fast as it had shown up.
Observation Unknown
Remarks -