Reports Report 3993ad (Event 3993-2017)

Name Bill W
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I was facing about 220 in my back yard, sitting around a fire pit. My attention was drawn to the sky by the sound of a vintage propeller-driven medium-large aircraft that appeared to be on final to PIE (you can check their landings log for the exact time and extrapolate from my location to the landing pattern, probably no more than a few minutes. At the moment the aircraft passed 350 relative to my position (remember, I was facing 220) , I saw the meteor flash downward from about 85 degrees altitude to about 45 degrees altitude, over the course of about 3 or 4 seconds.
Address Belleair, FL
Latitude 27° 55' 27.74'' N (27.924373°)
Longitude 82° 48' 31.83'' W (-82.808843°)
Elevation 13.485m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-25 21:35 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-26 01:35 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 108°
Facing azimuth 209.01°
First azimuth 44.02°
First elevation 73°
Last azimuth 222.25°
Last elevation 23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color Blue
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length 50°
Remarks It was a smoky glowing trail that dissipated quickly behind the meteor.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -