Reports Report 3367g (Event 3367-2017)

Name Stan C
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks I taught introductory astronomy at Glendale Community College in Arizona. I knew what to look for and waited for a possible report from the fireball. I did not hear one.
Address Waddell, AZ
Latitude 33° 31' 44.9'' N (33.52914°)
Longitude 112° 27' 6.58'' W (-112.451829°)
Elevation 351.463867m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-09-23 20:32 MST
UT Date & Time 2017-09-24 03:32 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 265°
Facing azimuth 99.17°
First azimuth 113.64°
First elevation 25°
Last azimuth 91.27°
Last elevation 22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -6
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 12°
Remarks I first noticed it as a bright light. It moved towards the northeast and developed a smoke train as it moved further along on its trajectory.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Just before the fireball ended it fragmented. I could discern at least 3 separate fragments. No flash occurred, just fragments. The fragments were very close to the main body of the fireball, followed along the same trajectory but quickly lagged behind as they descended.