Reports Report 4038b (Event 4038-2017)

Name Fred L
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks Was driving home along the alleyway behind our condo. Noticed something bright (but out of view of my windshield. Fireball came into view for about 1-2 seconds. Seemed rather large and round probably about 1/2 the size of the moon, probably as bright as the 1/4 moon. There was some fragmentation that disappeared rather quickly. It didn't seem to be moving as fast a meteors from a meteor shower. It faded out without a burst of light. No associated sound and disappeared around 30-45 degrees above the horizon.
Address Sun City, AZ
Latitude 33° 36' 14.24'' N (33.603956°)
Longitude 112° 16' 17.99'' W (-112.271665°)
Elevation 348.783m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-28 22:28 MST
UT Date & Time 2017-10-29 05:28 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 178°
Facing azimuth 290.82°
First azimuth 294.64°
First elevation 50°
Last azimuth 294.41°
Last elevation 29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -8
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks A little bit of streaming, almost looked like a bright firework before it faded away abruptly. The fragmentations lost brightness as soon as they streamed off.