Reports Report 1078a (Event 1078-2017)

Observer
Name Dirk S
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Time is the biggest question on being exact. I had gone out to sit in my hot tub and was out there approx. 40 min. This occurred within first 10 min or so
Location
Address Lafayette, IN
Latitude 40° 24' 44.22'' N (40.412283°)
Longitude 86° 48' 13.61'' W (-86.80378°)
Elevation 201.416m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-03-17 22:15 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-03-18 02:15 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Direction
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 94°
Moving
Facing azimuth 180.19°
First azimuth 138.03°
First elevation 55°
Last azimuth 228.04°
Last elevation 45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks As it traveled across sky it suddenly flashed and broke apart in at least 3 or 4 directions like a bottle rocket?
Fragmentation
Observation Yes
Remarks 3 or 4 fireballs seperated at the end similar to a bottle rocket and they all dissipated