Reports Report 3996y (Event 3996-2017)

Observer
Name Jeff s
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This is the second time I have seen similar. Last time was several years ago and it did not break up and looked to hit the ocean. Both were like giant bottle rockets.
Location
Address Wrightsville Beach, NC
Latitude 34° 12' 3.4'' N (34.200944°)
Longitude 77° 49' 18.55'' W (-77.82182°)
Elevation -
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-26 23:45 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-27 03:45 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Direction
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 107°
Moving
Facing azimuth 19.86°
First azimuth 348.49°
First elevation 20°
Last azimuth 78.9°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation Yes
Remarks It was close and big and broke into 3 pieces. Each piece was still bigger than any shooting star.