Reports Report 3995b (Event 3995-2017)

Name Theresa P
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks It is fairly cloudy out and I just happened to be viewing the sky where the clouds were opened up and I had just enough open sky to view the fireball from start to finish.
Address Chesapeake, VA
Latitude 36° 47' 42'' N (36.795001°)
Longitude 76° 15' 20.38'' W (-76.255661°)
Elevation 7.599m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-25 23:05 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-26 03:05 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 265°
Facing azimuth 221.92°
First azimuth 240°
First elevation 65°
Last azimuth 205°
Last elevation 62°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -11
Color Yellow
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 The fragmentation was like sparklers, trailing about 10 degrees consistently behind it until it burned out.