Reports Report 4635ei (Event 4635-2016)

Name Linda G
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I saw the explosion from the corner of my eye as I watched TV, and turned towards the sky behind me when I saw a huge fireball above the tree line in the woods behind me. It lasted 3-5 seconds. I called the North Port police who told me it was maybe a transformer that blew up. But it wasn't. We lost no electricity.
Address North Port, FL
Latitude 27° 5' 18.54'' N (27.088482°)
Longitude 82° 8' 45.9'' W (-82.146083°)
Elevation 8.232m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-11-21 23:18 EST
UT Date & Time 2016-11-22 04:18 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down right to up left
Descent Angle 340°
Facing azimuth 260°
First azimuth 260°
First elevation 14°
Last azimuth 260°
Last elevation 16°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
Color Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks After the flash I turned off the TV and heard popping sounds
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Saw a sudden large explosion in the very dark sky for about 3-5 seconds
Observation No
Remarks -