Reports Report 3955al (Event 3955-2017)

Name Frank B
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I live 1/2 Mile North-East of Auburn, Washington. We (3 of us) were standing on our patio when I saw a "Huge" Fireball streaking down for the night sky. I got excited, and said "Hey, look!" It came from the South East, and appeared to have landed into the Puget Sound. People had reported it from Aberdeen, and Camano Island, Washington. Me me, it looked like it originated somewhere above Mt. Rainier, and landed in the Puget Sound somewhere near Salt Water State Park. If I could guess the size of it, I'd say it looked like it was the size of a bus, and it had light yellow flames emitting out of the sides. It also had a white-hot looking Ion Trail following it. It was one of the most amazing "Natural" things I have very seen in my life!
Address Federal Way, WA
Latitude 47° 20' 58.92'' N (47.3497°)
Longitude 122° 22' 14.04'' W (-122.370566°)
Elevation -170.96m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-24 19:35 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-25 02:35 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 118°
Facing azimuth 292.87°
First azimuth 293.01°
First elevation 32°
Last azimuth 350.71°
Last elevation 77°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
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Delayed Sound
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Persistent train
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Terminal flash
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