Reports Report 4635ax (Event 4635-2016)

Name Brian M
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Very fast rate of travel with this fireball/bolide. This is the 6th one in my life that I've seen, this one had the steepest entry angle and fastest rate of travel I've ever seen. It appeared to descend nearly straight down at about maybe a 70 or 80 degree entry angle, going from bright flash high in the sky to horizon in about 6 seconds flat. It turned the area near evening light for about two seconds.
Address Zephyrhills, FL
Latitude 28° 15' 44.82'' N (28.262449°)
Longitude 82° 11' 31.62'' W (-82.192116°)
Elevation 38.679m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-11-21 23:17 EST
UT Date & Time 2016-11-22 04:17 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 166°
Facing azimuth 247.33°
First azimuth 253.34°
First elevation 83°
Last azimuth 266.72°
Last elevation 10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Dark Green, Green, Light Green, Orange, Yellow, Red, Brown, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 4s
Length 30°
Remarks Bright green/white, surrounding color in sky was dark green. Trail went from white to slightly tinted green as it faded out.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Very bright white flash followed by pulsing green, smaller flashes.
Observation Yes
Remarks Appeared to fragment into many pieces.