Reports Report 1420a (Event 1420-2015)

Name Philip S
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Was an amazing sight to see. Definitely a first ever in my experience.
Address Lavonia, GA
Latitude 34° 31' 40.08'' N (34.527799°)
Longitude 83° 5' 56.02'' W (-83.098895°)
Elevation 198.463913m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-06-29 01:45 EDT
UT Date & Time 2015-06-29 05:45 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 247°
Facing azimuth 32.04°
First azimuth 96.94°
First elevation 82°
Last azimuth 6.92°
Last elevation 19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -24
Color Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks Upon sighting the "astroid" neither myself nor the other two observers heard any sounds that seemed directly related to the object. But roughly 30 seconds after the fading of the fireball we all heard a distant echo of a significant impact/explosion. Possibly coincidence. But too loud to ignore.
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 5s
Length 15°
Remarks The fireball consisted of 3 objects , one main fireball and what seemed like 2 other tiny fragments all of which left their distinct trail, while being very tightly grouped in flight. The trails lasted for 3-4 seconds fading gradually.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks 2 distinct fragments were within a tight group that made up the fireball. 1 large and 2 much smaller