Reports Report 5332t (Event 5332-2017)

Name Deirdre S
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks It took me a second to realize what I was seeing. When it flashed and fragmented I gasped and realized I was seeing something special. I could hardly believe I saw it as I was in an fairly well lit urban area. It was really beautiful.
Address Philadelphia, PA
Latitude 40° 2' 2.49'' N (40.034024°)
Longitude 75° 10' 58.88'' W (-75.183021°)
Elevation 68.628m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-19 17:24 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-19 22:24 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 115°
Facing azimuth 60.01°
First azimuth 38.2°
First elevation 50°
Last azimuth 73.1°
Last elevation 45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Light Yellow
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 flash and then it seemed as though there was a larger piece and a smaller piece. The fireball disappeared almost right after this happened.
Observation Yes
Remarks It flashed bright white and then a smaller piece seemed to split off at a different angle, heading towards the earth more steeply.