Reports Report 187p (Event 187-2019)

Name Jose R
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks The fireball was fairly large and low to the ground; about the level of an airplane preparing to land. At first I thought it was either part of an airplane that caught fire and was falling towards the ground or a missle. There seemed to be two bursts as it shot towards the ground and disappeared shorty after. It did not light up the entire sky, there was just a quick burst of light in the form of a fireball a few miles away as I was driving towards Ray Road on I-10. There was a crescent moon in the sky at the time.
Address Phoenix, AZ
Latitude 33° 19' 42.95'' N (33.328597°)
Longitude 111° 58' 20.37'' W (-111.972326°)
Elevation 377.203613m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2019-01-10 19:00 MST
UT Date & Time 2019-01-11 02:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 192°
Facing azimuth 180.91°
First azimuth 180°
First elevation 29°
Last azimuth 180°
Last elevation 18°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -9
Color Green, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Large bright ball with a green tail shooting rapidly towards the ground for 2 to 3 seconds. It seemed to flash twice before disappearing.
Observation Unknown
Remarks -