Reports Report 5490n (Event 5490-2018)

Name Emily S
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks There may have been a sound accompanying the fireball. One of the people in my car sore that they heard it, but I am not 100% sure.
Address Topsham, ME
Latitude 43° 57' 6.19'' N (43.95172°)
Longitude 69° 58' 5.37'' W (-69.968157°)
Elevation 31.966412m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-12 00:00 EST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-12 05:00 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 105°
Facing azimuth 321.66°
First azimuth 335.52°
First elevation 76°
Last azimuth 15.9°
Last elevation 61°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Blue, Light Blue
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 15°
Remarks It looked as if the fireball was shedding pieces of itself. Smaller glowing balls were left trailing behind. Saw four glowing balls trailing behind the main fireball before it all disappeared.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks There was a large blue flash that lit up the entire left/west side of the sky. It was what initially brought my attention to the fireball.
Observation Yes
Remarks After the bright flash, the fireball appeared and seemed to be leaving bits of itself behind as it raced forward. I saw four smaller fireballs trailing behind the main fireball. The largest was closest to the main fireball and they grew smaller as they trailed behind before disappearing.