Reports Report 5480bf (Event 5480-2018)

Name Mark I
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This was not as bright as a fireball I saw several years ago that lit up my entire neighborhood. This appeared to be a very bright and large meteor. Given that it was still twilight out I imagine that it would have been very bright if it were later in the evening.
Address Colmar, PA
Latitude 40° 16' 7.58'' N (40.268772°)
Longitude 75° 15' 19.66'' W (-75.255462°)
Elevation 90.591248m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-10 17:00 EST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-10 22:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 263°
Facing azimuth 150°
First azimuth 165°
First elevation 59°
Last azimuth 135°
Last elevation 44°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Light Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks The object pulsed as it flew across the sky alternating from bright blue to bright white and then before it disappeared there were several small fragments that dropped off the back and disappeared