Reports Report 4531jx (Event 4531-2018)

Name William N
Experience Level 5/5
Remarks I have been observing the nighttime sky through optical instruments for over 50 years and together with Dr. John Grant have been hosting star parties at Pearl River Community College for over 20 years. Of the many fireballs I have seen, this was one of the brightest and most colorful.
Address Poplarville, MS
Latitude 30° 47' 53.89'' N (30.798304°)
Longitude 89° 43' 39.8'' W (-89.727723°)
Elevation 52.711m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-11-02 19:21 CDT
UT Date & Time 2018-11-03 00:21 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 14°
Facing azimuth 340.07°
First azimuth 343.9°
First elevation 14°
Last azimuth 334.15°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Orange, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks I saw 2 large and long flashes connected by a trail of smoke. When the flashes faded I could no longer see the trail of smoke.
Observation No
Remarks -