Reports Report 1770e (Event 1770-2018)

Name chase k
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks The brightest and most amazing fireball I've ever seen, in person or in any videos.
Address Dahlgren, VA
Latitude 38° 20' 0.69'' N (38.333525°)
Longitude 77° 2' 48.83'' W (-77.046897°)
Elevation 6.968m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-05-15 23:40 EDT
UT Date & Time 2018-05-16 03:40 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 250°
Facing azimuth 239.04°
First azimuth 218.37°
First elevation 83°
Last azimuth 30.73°
Last elevation 48°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color Orange, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Remarks glowing white train behind the primary orange and red fireball
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Extremely bright flash as it appeared, night sky appeared like giant lightning strike and almost daylight when meteor burst into vision.
Observation Yes
Remarks Ended with perfect split to two smaller fragments until dissipated.