Reports Report 4174a (Event 4174-2017)

Name Aaron V
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks The object was large and extremely fast. Covering a large portion of the night sky very quickly. This is by far the biggest meteorite I have ever seen. With the distance traveled being the longest as well as the width of the trail. It is also the only green one I have seen. BRIGHT GREEN. A friend of mine also saw a bright green fireball that was bigger than this in the Phx, AZ area a month before mine. He told me about his experience a few days before this happened to me, which is why I thought it was so bizarre...2 green fireballs in the same city, within a month.
Address Gilbert, AZ
Latitude 33° 20' 17.26'' N (33.338127°)
Longitude 111° 43' 25.05'' W (-111.723626°)
Elevation 390.45m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-29 23:30 MST
UT Date & Time 2017-10-30 06:30 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 246°
Facing azimuth 337.59°
First azimuth 340.11°
First elevation 47°
Last azimuth 295.8°
Last elevation 27°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 20°
Remarks No smoke. The train glowed bright green for a few moments. Long enough for me to tell a friend who had his back to fireball to turn around and he saw the glowing train for a moment as well.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks A dozen or more bright green fragments at the head of the meteorite that broke off and showered/glittered down towards earth (much like the sparks of a firework). They came down a few degrees in the sky before fading quickly.