Reports Report 5196c (Event 5196-2017)

Name Jeffrey B
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Very bright steady strobe-like white & extremely fast & short duration. We don't know if it burned out or disappeared behind the tree line because we were down in a valley looking up through the windshield when we observed. This is the 2nd time in our lives that we have observed what appears to be fireballs.
Address Steubenville, OH
Latitude 40° 23' 3.78'' N (40.384384°)
Longitude 80° 40' 29.13'' W (-80.674757°)
Elevation 264.325m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-12 18:48 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-12 23:48 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 33°
Facing azimuth 290°
First azimuth 295°
First elevation 65°
Last azimuth 284°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -25
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -