Reports Report 3993ab (Event 3993-2017)

Name Thomas Z
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I didn’t see it at it’s brightest, however it illuminated a wall I was facing enough to grab my attention. The fireball was comparable in size to the moon tonight if it was full. I have seen a handful of brighter than average meteors the past few nights within a similar timeframe. The trajectory has been similar and I assumed they originated from the Eta Aquarids.
Address Saint Petersburg, FL
Latitude 27° 49' 44.29'' N (27.82897°)
Longitude 82° 39' 22.21'' W (-82.65617°)
Elevation 3.446m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-25 21:35 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-26 01:35 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 181°
Facing azimuth 284.15°
First azimuth 307.19°
First elevation 90°
Last azimuth 177.77°
Last elevation 19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Green, red fragments
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length -
Remarks Hazy glow
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks The center was bright green flash that became hazy and it produced red fragments with magnitude > -3.
Observation Yes
Remarks The red fragments remained brighter longer than the main green portion. Fragments were spaced somewhat evenly around main portion and kept the same velocity with minimal deviation. The fragments were visible for 4 seconds.