Reports Report 4772j (Event 4772-2017)

Name Julia H
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks i was in my car driving on the highway and the fireball came down into my field of view from directly overhead and down towards the horizon right in front of me. we were essentially travelling in the same direction. it was whitish yellowish gold. the streak was very sharp and thin. it looked like a firework going out and fragmented a bit at the end, but it definitely was a fireball.
Address Mayfield Heights, OH
Latitude 41° 31' 40.46'' N (41.527906°)
Longitude 81° 26' 44.49'' W (-81.445693°)
Elevation 320.416m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-28 20:33 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-29 01:33 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up to down
Descent Angle 180°
Facing azimuth 340.7°
First azimuth 340.7°
First elevation 90°
Last azimuth 340.7°
Last elevation 40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks as the fireball ended it seemed to fragment at the end as if it just fell apart and fizzled out, rather than exploding fragmentation. there wasn't really a persistant trail but i was in my car and only saw the last part of the fireball.