Reports Report 1245c (Event 1245-2017)

Name Kenneth R
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I was walking north on my street on a very clear night and saw the fireball in the northern sky for about 5 seconds, shooting downward to the right of north; bright orangish yellow tail. Amazingly I saw another one two weeks later and reported that separately. I don't recall ever seeing one as bright as these in my life. (I am a professional ornithologist and very observant).
Address Ithaca, NY
Latitude 42° 28' 16.3'' N (42.471195°)
Longitude 76° 27' 35.09'' W (-76.459746°)
Elevation 317.494m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-02 23:24 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-04-03 03:24 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 162°
Facing azimuth 4.71°
First azimuth 359.71°
First elevation 24°
Last azimuth 16.41°
Last elevation 16°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color orangish Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
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Delayed Sound
Observation No
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Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
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Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
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