Reports Report 4310fa (Event 4310-2017)

Name John A
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks The first awareness of the fireball was directly overhead as it lit the night sky for about 2 seconds. The light was as intense as a lightening strike, but was steady and lit up the entire forest in the immediate area in which we were camped. It quickly arc'd and the light was extinguished as the fireball disappeared over the horizon. Two explosions followed about 30 seconds later. I am keenly interested in knowing if there was a meteor event, or if this description has a common explanation. This was not at all like a shooting star or like a comet. First impressions were that a helicopter was hovering overhead with extremely bright lights, however, no sounds accompanied the light or the arcing glowing fireball.
Address , AZ
Latitude 34° 34' 52.27'' N (34.581187°)
Longitude 110° 53' 56.44'' W (-110.89901°)
Elevation 2080.076m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-14 21:30 MST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-15 04:30 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 234°
Facing azimuth 312.29°
First azimuth 325.7°
First elevation 90°
Last azimuth 262.35°
Last elevation -
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks Fireball completely lit up the night sky (like lightening) and lasted about 2 seconds as it arc'd and disappeared across the horizon from directly overhead. Two explosions similar to the kind one hears from mining operations followed about 30 seconds after the fireball disappeared from view.
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -