Reports Report 4827bq (Event 4827-2017)

Name Brittany S
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks I have never seen such large long bright fireball in my life! It came STRAIGHT to the ground practically! Thought for sure was going to see an explosion upon hitting the ground! It was so close to us and the flat area we were driving along, that we drove around the perimeter looking for signs of it. Immediately rolled windows down in the vehicle in hopes of a rumble or anything and ended up hearing a car horn close by.
Address Barton, NY
Latitude 42° 2' 22.4'' N (42.039555°)
Longitude 76° 28' 5.94'' W (-76.468316°)
Elevation 238.522m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-02 03:15 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-02 08:15 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 160°
Facing azimuth 191.33°
First azimuth 163.52°
First elevation 44°
Last azimuth 181.34°
Last elevation 12°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -14
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks Car horn
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 5s
Length 25°
Remarks Smoke /glow train that broke into two seperate parts when fireball went out and then re-lit and formed a seperate train
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -