Reports Report 794k (Event 794-2017)

Name Mark C
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks I am an avid amateur astronomer and was observing at the time of the sighting. This object seemed to be high in the atmosphere due to the seemingly slow forward motion. Large fireball, saw a slight flash when it appeared, similar to a distant lightning flash
Address Moncure, NC
Latitude 35° 40' 22.68'' N (35.672968°)
Longitude 79° 11' 16.21'' W (-79.187836°)
Elevation 156.633m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-02-26 21:15 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-02-27 02:15 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 91°
Facing azimuth 89.97°
First azimuth 39.26°
First elevation 38°
Last azimuth 163.42°
Last elevation 39°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -8
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Slight fragmentation, no significant trail left behind. burned out quickly