Reports Report 4827b (Event 4827-2017)

Name Nicole L
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This was a large bright meteorite that exploded somewhere in the sky between Clearfield and Bellefonte, PA. The smoke trail is still visible in the light of the full moon in Bellefonte over 45 minutes later.
Address Clearfield, PA
Latitude 41° 1' 16.01'' N (41.021114°)
Longitude 78° 20' 39.97'' W (-78.344436°)
Elevation 450.826m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-02 03:30 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-02 08:30 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 138°
Facing azimuth 116.32°
First azimuth 52.86°
First elevation 40°
Last azimuth 123.67°
Last elevation 11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Blue, Orange, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 99.99s
Length 80°
Remarks glowing train leaving behind smoke trail
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks daylight blue white light and tail, red orange explosion
Observation Yes
Remarks fragments in multiple direction, smaller trail continued in initial path