Reports Report 4478b (Event 4478-2017)

Observer
Name Guy M
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks My wife and son also witnessed the event. We frequently view meteor showers at either a dark sky part or area of limited light pollution near their peak as close to a new moon as possible. This fireball was amazing. I've watched meteor showers for decades and I've never seen one fragment. We were facing east and it occurred just north east of Orion.
Location
Address Jonesville, LA
Latitude 31° 33' 20.64'' N (31.555732°)
Longitude 92° 0' 58.79'' W (-92.01633°)
Elevation 12.794m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-18 02:35 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-18 08:35 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Direction
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 166°
Moving
Facing azimuth 9.81°
First azimuth -
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 13.51°
Last elevation 22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color White, slight blue
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Near the end of the fireball, it flashed brighter, slight yellow and fragmented.
Fragmentation
Observation Yes
Remarks Just before it ended, it flashed brighter and fragmented into four bright and several faint pieces