Reports Report 4548b (Event 4548-2017)

Name Ellen S
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks It was exciting to see it
Address Berlin, MD
Latitude 38° 20' 7.15'' N (38.33532°)
Longitude 75° 12' 40.28'' W (-75.21119°)
Elevation 8.797m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-20 17:26 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-20 22:26 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 96°
Facing azimuth 178°
First azimuth 170°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 187°
Last elevation 30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -8
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks at first I thought it was a general aviation airplane coming in for a landing. Then I remembered Berlin doesn't have an airport. At that thought it started to fragment and I realized I could be witnessing a fireball meteor.