Reports Report 3923u (Event 3923-2017)

Name Heather A
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I was driving in the car when I saw the fireball on my way to field to observe meteor shower and am not certain of time down to the minute but it was between 9:30pm and 10:15pm. I never saw any meteors the rest of the night, but I did see a strange orange orb kind of bobbing through the sky for about 5 minutes I saw this at 10:15pm. It also had no sound that I could hear. This was only the second fireball I've ever seen and was the first time I have ever seen an object behaving like an aircraft that did not appear to be an aircraft. I had three other adults and my 11 year old son with me and we all witnessed the orb but only myself and the other driver witnessed the fireball.
Address Williamsburg, OH
Latitude 39° 0' 15.32'' N (39.004255°)
Longitude 84° 2' 19.98'' W (-84.038882°)
Elevation 273.622m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-21 21:30 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-22 01:30 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up to down
Descent Angle 180°
Facing azimuth 168.58°
First azimuth 164.92°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 179.7°
Last elevation -
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -17
Color Dark Green, Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 20°
Remarks glowing; like the fireworks that spray a fountain of sparks
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks a quick flash caught my attention followed by green fireball falling quickly to ground
Observation Unknown
Remarks -