Reports Report 1427c (Event 1427-2018)

Observer
Name Sandra M
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks As bright as it was, my son and I were surprised there was no sonic boom. We waited quietly for quite a while.
Location
Address Meeker, OK
Latitude 35° 30' 20.64'' N (35.505732°)
Longitude 96° 56' 13.08'' W (-96.936967°)
Elevation 294.22m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-04-13 23:00 CDT
UT Date & Time 2018-04-14 04:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Direction
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 107°
Moving
Facing azimuth 186.78°
First azimuth 179.16°
First elevation -
Last azimuth 182.57°
Last elevation -
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length 10°
Remarks It was a large fireball with several smaller pieces that were separate, but hugged the fireball as it descended. The pieces all seemed to disappear at the same time. The fireball was much much larger than any "shooting star". My son and I just happened to be looking directly South when it appeared then disappeared. The time of it is an estimate, but I believe that's the closest time to when we were still up and outside. We were on the patio at the back door of my house and I had trouble dragging the icon so it ended up at my barn instead.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation Yes
Remarks See previous comment. I would say there were 3-4 fragments around the fireball, hugging close to it as it flew in a very slight downward path. These fragments seemed to be mostly on the side of the fireball that it was traveling away from. But they stayed together in a cluster from beginning to end.