Reports Report 5360r (Event 5360-2017)

Name Alexander C
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I was at my grandparents' house with my family in their front yard. There were some light clouds but the sky was pretty clear. It was crazy because I just kept looking up at the sky with the feeling that I would see something. I'm only used to seeing quick and faint meteors passing by. This was my first time seeing a fireball and my heart was pounding. It made no noise and I was looking at the area where it was at the perfect time. It was bright, lasted for a few seconds, and I saw it a little to the left of Sirius. When I saw it, I was just pointing at the sky and struggling to get any words out. I was trying to say "Look!", but all that came out was "Loo.. loo.." I think my family was only able to catch the end of it. It was such an incredible experience and the fact that it was my favorite color (green) made it even more amazing!
Address Longwood, FL
Latitude 28° 41' 58.6'' N (28.69961°)
Longitude 81° 20' 33.94'' W (-81.34276°)
Elevation 24.102m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-23 21:38 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-24 02:38 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up to down
Descent Angle 180°
Facing azimuth 125°
First azimuth 125°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 125°
Last elevation 30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -9
Color Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks There was a short bright flash at the end (It was a little brighter then the light produced by the fireball)
Observation Yes
Remarks After the flash, I could see what I describe as "sparks" at the back of the fireball