Reports Report 4718a (Event 4718-2018)

Name Hal S
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks In 72 years this was the most spectacular fireball or meteor I have ever seen. Compared to a star being a pencil dot this was the size of a basketball. I would have guess its trajectory over Newport, OR. because ti was traveling from the NE to the SW.
Address Salem, OR
Latitude 44° 55' 57.93'' N (44.932757°)
Longitude 122° 56' 9.34'' W (-122.935929°)
Elevation 68.857m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-11-07 18:00 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-11-08 02:00 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 258°
Facing azimuth 169.33°
First azimuth 57.46°
First elevation 37°
Last azimuth 261.3°
Last elevation 15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -25
Color Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Sudden explosion type fireball. I was sitting in my hot tub enjoying the night sky when it exploded in my view.
Observation Yes
Remarks Multiple pieces; about 3 or 4 much larger than the rest of them; resembled a fireworks detonation in the sky