Reports Report 4093b (Event 4093-2017)

Name Stephenie R
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Facing North and a few degrees West I was looking at the slightly foggy horizon between the trees in my neighbourhood while awaiting my Uber driver's arrival. Roughly 12:35am on October 30th, 2017 I saw a decently good sized comet or fireball fall through the sky directly parallel with the direction I was facing. It was extremely bright, nearly lit up the sky almost as bright as the moon. The light trail it created wasn't a fading trail most tiny "shooting stars" create, I almost thought I could see a flame-like trail. It seemed big enough to see the actual rock burning as it was falling. The sighting lasted no more than 3 seconds. It was something I had never seen with my own eyes, it almost seemed like something someone would see in a movie, but this wasn't a movie, or a dream, I was wide awake.
Address Olympia, WA
Latitude 47° 3' 49.91'' N (47.063864°)
Longitude 122° 57' 0.58'' W (-122.950162°)
Elevation 82.482m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-30 00:40 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-30 07:40 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 179°
Facing azimuth 345.74°
First azimuth 351.61°
First elevation 20°
Last azimuth 355.47°
Last elevation 40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -15
Color Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
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Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
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Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
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