Reports Report 3839b (Event 3839-2017)

Name Ryan B
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I saw this meteor with a neighbor and we discussed it briefly before I continued on my way. Strangely enough (I know, cue the guys with the straight jackets), to the north in the relatively same direction the meteor was heading, there were two intense (1st order star intensity) lights that were slowly descending above the tree line, such that I had to watch them for a good minute to realize they were moving, that faded similar to how satellites will fade as they cross the sky slowly rotating. However these were far more intense than even what I’ve seen when the ISS passes overhead on a clear night. Once faded, they did not reappear. Otherwise an inocuous event, I found it strange to see both the fireball and the intense lights at nearly the same exact time.
Address Hot Springs, AR
Latitude 34° 26' 42.75'' N (34.445207°)
Longitude 93° 4' 54.14'' W (-93.081705°)
Elevation 128.164m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-18 19:15 CDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-19 00:15 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 18°
Facing azimuth 186.37°
First azimuth 185.68°
First elevation 30°
Last azimuth 343.92°
Last elevation 85°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks 3-4 small fragments of the same color and same velocity peeled off at slight angles both left and right of the direction of nation and quickly extinguished while the main meteor continued from just above the apartment to just beyond vertical above me when the entire meteor extinguished