Reports Report 3837fu (Event 3837-2017)

Name Doug L
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I was driving at the time I saw the fireball
Address Abingdon, MD
Latitude 39° 26' 44.52'' N (39.445701°)
Longitude 76° 19' 58.65'' W (-76.332957°)
Elevation 20.792m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-18 15:00 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-18 19:00 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 95°
Facing azimuth 63.78°
First azimuth 63.51°
First elevation 33°
Last azimuth 63.94°
Last elevation 33°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -9
Color Yellow, Light Yellow, Brown, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Remarks long grey tail
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks like a firework went off at the end of the grey smoke trail
Observation Yes
Remarks it looked like a firework went off at the end with falling burning embers. it resembled airplane chaff falling in the sky