Reports Report 4430f (Event 4430-2017)

Name Rachel N
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks When I viewed this fireball I was about to turn left onto a very steep road - so I was at the bottom of a hill looking up. I love looking at the sky. I grew up in Maine where the sky is always clear. I still have a habit of looking up into the sky. Tonight the sky was amazing, which is uncommon for our area. So clear. The stars were bright. A couple minutes after I got home (after seeing the fireball), I stood on our front lawn (at 8 Dry Hill Court, Norwalk, CT) and saw a couple very small shooting stars. But nothing as bright or amazing as the fireball I witnessed over Roosevelt Street. That moment truly took my breath away. I hope to hear from you! I hope you are able to confirm if I did in fact witness a fireball!
Address Norwalk, CT
Latitude 41° 7' 36.07'' N (41.126686°)
Longitude 73° 24' 18.08'' W (-73.405022°)
Elevation 20.58m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-16 22:03 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-17 03:03 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 98°
Facing azimuth 130.23°
First azimuth 103.41°
First elevation 31°
Last azimuth 155.65°
Last elevation 17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -23
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 60°
Remarks The trail that it left in the sky for a few seconds was speckled with bits of bright matter that dissolved behind it. The most amazing sight I have ever seen.
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -