Reports Report 620bu (Event 620-2013)

Name Kitty K
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks Sitting around a quiet family campfire when this glowing white ball raced across the sky. Thought it might be a "shooting star" or a firework or but it was silent and gave a brief red and blue trail just as it disappeared. Never saw a "shooting star" give off colors as it disappears. I was not aware of the possibility of a fireball.
Address Prosperity, SC
Latitude 34° 4' 26.18'' N (34.073938°)
Longitude 81° 23' 57.46'' W (-81.399294°)
Elevation 108.957756m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2013-03-16 20:50 EDT
UT Date & Time 2013-03-17 00:50 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From right to left
Descent Angle 270°
Facing azimuth 19.53°
First azimuth 47.18°
First elevation 53°
Last azimuth 321.03°
Last elevation 35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -14
Color -
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Remarks It looked like the back fourth was breaking off into blue and red glows then it went out.
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -