Reports Report 1211a (Event 1211-2017)

Name Jessica L
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks By far the closest fireball I've ever saw. I thought for a minute it was a booster from a rocket coming back down, since I live on the space coast, but it was reversed and there was no launch tonight.
Address Titusville, FL
Latitude 28° 36' 55.09'' N (28.615302°)
Longitude 80° 48' 36.23'' W (-80.810064°)
Elevation 2.32m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-02 03:02 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-04-02 07:02 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 190°
Facing azimuth 269.71°
First azimuth 218.47°
First elevation 35°
Last azimuth 231.47°
Last elevation 16°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
Color Light Green, Orange, Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 70°
Remarks The fireball was bright green then turned yellow and red then white, it dissipated and left a grey trail that disappeared from top to bottom.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks When the fireball turned white, it got much brighter before disappearing.
Observation Unknown
Remarks -