Reports Report 1407y (Event 1407-2017)

Name Kat C
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I was sitting at my desk in my company's office on the 7th floor. I glanced outside the window towards the NNE. It was about 1:15pm and partly cloudy. The fireball fell from about 37 degrees toward the horizon for about 3 seconds and then it went behind the clouds. It was bright orangeish yellow. The size was comparable to as if you were viewing about 3-4 airplanes combined together flying at 35,000 feet. First time to see a fireball in the daytime.
Address Dallas, TX
Latitude 32° 48' 13.14'' N (32.80365°)
Longitude 96° 47' 57.81'' W (-96.799391°)
Elevation 148.68m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-18 13:15 CDT
UT Date & Time 2017-04-18 18:15 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 174°
Facing azimuth 25°
First azimuth 24.87°
First elevation 38°
Last azimuth 13.78°
Last elevation 19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -25
Color Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Remarks Glowing trail. Looks like pieces split off the fireball
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Looks like "small" pieces broke off of the fire ball, but most of the fireball stayed intact