Reports Report 3253e (Event 3253-2014)

Name Jonathan M
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I was driving on the road when I saw this. I don't know if there was any sound or not. At first I thought this was a jet exploding in the sky. It had a very short tail and changed directions. I saw "balls" fall off of it(fell straight down vertical). It was a white or yellow fireball. I assume it was coming in my direction since I didn't see a long streak behind it and the reason it looked like it was changing directions. So far I know of two more people that saw it.
Address Thomaston, GA
Latitude 32° 55' 32.64'' N (32.925732°)
Longitude 84° 17' 32.91'' W (-84.292475°)
Elevation 231.230209m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2014-11-19 18:45 EST
UT Date & Time 2014-11-19 23:45 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From left to right
Descent Angle 90°
Facing azimuth 0.43°
First azimuth 19.54°
First elevation 27°
Last azimuth 12.13°
Last elevation 24°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -17
Color Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks I saw pieces fall from it once every second. At first I thought it was flares from aircraft. It almost looked like fire dripping.