Reports Report 3837cr (Event 3837-2017)

Name Kevin O
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This was the brightest most spectacular meteor/fireball I have ever seen and my first daytime sighting! Also witnessed by my 25 year old son who was with me. I regularly watch the night sky and meteor showers.
Address Parsonsburg, MD
Latitude 38° 22' 48.49'' N (38.380135°)
Longitude 75° 28' 6.25'' W (-75.468404°)
Elevation 19.253m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-18 15:15 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-18 19:15 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 92°
Facing azimuth 78.15°
First azimuth 74.35°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 93.48°
Last elevation 50°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -30
Color Initially looked like a reflection of an aircraft, chrome then bright white and green.
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Fragmentation in the tail it was leaving.