Reports Report 4311t (Event 4311-2017)

Name Jonathan C
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Reported time is approximate (+/- 5 minutes or so). I witnessed the fireball from my porch, so the upper portion of the sky was blocked by the porch roof; for this reason, it is possible that the fireball was visible at a higher altitude than what I have reported. The only reason that I witnessed the fireball was because I had stepped outside to investigate why ALL of the neighborhood dogs had begun howling; the howling stopped shortly after the fireball disappeared. I cannot say that there is a correlation between the dogs behavior and the meteor, but found it intriguing since I rarely hear all of the dogs howling at once and I did not see or hear anything that would ordinarily trigger this behavior from the dogs.
Address Abingdon, VA
Latitude 36° 41' 24.44'' N (36.690123°)
Longitude 82° 3' 15.4'' W (-82.054278°)
Elevation 653.931m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-14 20:52 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-15 01:52 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 190°
Facing azimuth 323°
First azimuth 323°
First elevation 32°
Last azimuth 320°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -9
Color Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -