Reports Report 1561pj (Event 1561-2019)

Name Micheal B
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks I didn't see any fragments but the fireball flickered like it was losing pieces. Bright white light in the center, orange glow and blue trail. At it's larges it was about 4 times the size of Venus in the sky, the trail following it was about the length from thumb to little finger. It passed across Venus's location in the sky about halfway through it's appearance to me and when it got to far away for me to see.
Address Greer, SC
Latitude 34° 53' 24.06'' N (34.890017°)
Longitude 82° 10' 37.03'' W (-82.176954°)
Elevation 279.39267m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2019-04-04 06:51 EDT
UT Date & Time 2019-04-04 10:51 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 264°
Facing azimuth 200.91°
First azimuth 132.63°
First elevation 73°
Last azimuth 258.39°
Last elevation 32°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -8
Color Orange, blue tail
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
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Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
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