Reports Report 1c (Event 1-2018)

Name Lynn C
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks As it was New Years Eve, I thought initially it was part of a firework. I realized it wasn’t when it did burst and moved horizontally across the horizon. Another member of our group also saw the fireball. He had previously seen a fireball and said that is what I saw.
Address Merritt Island, FL
Latitude 28° 23' 8.46'' N (28.385682°)
Longitude 80° 40' 12.26'' W (-80.670072°)
Elevation 1.775m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-31 19:45 EST
UT Date & Time 2018-01-01 00:45 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 265°
Facing azimuth 90°
First azimuth 81.52°
First elevation 40°
Last azimuth 55°
Last elevation 30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Orange red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 10°
Remarks Glowing
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Looked like multiple pieces
Observation Unknown
Remarks -