Reports Report 4757ac (Event 4757-2018)

Name Jeff B
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I was driving home from an auction heading east on route 6, and saw this awesome fireball, in my 45years I've seen meteor showers etc. and a large meteor and flash last year, but this by far was most impressive I've seen in my 45 years. Had to call my wife to tell her immediately, as we both enjoy meteors etc.
Address Fremont, OH
Latitude 41° 22' 13.45'' N (41.370404°)
Longitude 83° 4' 2.72'' W (-83.067422°)
Elevation 186.416m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-11-08 19:28 EST
UT Date & Time 2018-11-09 00:28 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 110°
Facing azimuth 284.69°
First azimuth 285.34°
First elevation 50°
Last azimuth 279°
Last elevation 19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color Light Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 30°
Remarks There was a glowing trail, and in front where the brightest light, it appeared as if sparks were coming off or pieces breaking off (fragmentation) and glowing as bright as big mass
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks bright flash with quite a bit of fragmentation
Observation Yes
Remarks bright with much fragmentation, before it disappeared