Reports Report 3956f (Event 3956-2017)

Name Michael A
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks The color was remarkable. I've never seen a meteor like it. It was at such a low perceived altitude and moving more parallel than perpendicular to the ground. Unfortunately, I was in a car on hilly terrain or I feel I could have observed the fireball for a bit longer as it may have dropped below the treeline.
Address Fallston, MD
Latitude 39° 33' 13.49'' N (39.553748°)
Longitude 76° 28' 3.56'' W (-76.467655°)
Elevation 138.475m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-24 22:18 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-25 02:18 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 260°
Facing azimuth 39.86°
First azimuth 102.15°
First elevation 20°
Last azimuth 34.73°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -15
Color Dark Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Smaller green flashes breaking off from the main mass.