Reports Report 4531gn (Event 4531-2018)

Name Tessa S
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks My husband Nicholas and I were fortunate enough to witness this fireball, something we never thought we'd see in our lifetime. We are both avid observers of the sky, we are quite frequently gazing up anxiously wondering what we will see next. When we locked eyes on the fireball we were initially alarmed because it appeared to be very close to the earth. It was a very rapid occurrence, it was only visible for a couple of seconds. Once we were able to process what we saw, we noticed that there were vehicles parked at the end of our street- other people who likely saw it as well were sitting in their cars. Hopefully those people will also report their sighting.
Address Des Arc, AR
Latitude 34° 58' 5.26'' N (34.968128°)
Longitude 91° 27' 22.3'' W (-91.456195°)
Elevation 53.792m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-11-02 19:29 CDT
UT Date & Time 2018-11-03 00:29 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 208°
Facing azimuth 16.54°
First azimuth 14.39°
First elevation 32°
Last azimuth 350.79°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -21
Color Blue, Light Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks The light emitting from the ball seemed to slighty pulsate (not in any certain pattern, of course) when first entering our field of vision, then just before it faded the light emission intensified in what we then perceived as a "burst".
Observation Unknown
Remarks -