Reports Report 5793ac (Event 5793-2018)

Name Paul H
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks It was one of the brightest fireballs I have ever seen, dropping almost vertically out of the sky passing directly by the rising moon. Much brighter than the moon.
Address Chapel Hill, NC
Latitude 35° 54' 21.73'' N (35.906035°)
Longitude 79° 1' 14.98'' W (-79.020828°)
Elevation 92.556549m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-26 22:38 EST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-27 03:38 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 186°
Facing azimuth 78.46°
First azimuth 78.78°
First elevation 63°
Last azimuth 78.45°
Last elevation 12°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -21
Color Very Bright Light Blue
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 Looked like some break up just before disappearing