Reports Report 1414p (Event 1414-2017)

Name Deb B
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks It was something I will never forget. I've never experienced anything like it in all the years I've been watching shooting stars. Amazing....just absolutely amazing. It didn't travel across the sky, but fell straight down out of the sky. One huge shooting star that was so brillant, and a thick streak of light. It appeared suddenly over the Gulf of Mexico sky....nothing was in the sky or near at the time.
Address Orange Beach, AL
Latitude 30° 16' 25.61'' N (30.27378°)
Longitude 87° 34' 14.1'' W (-87.570583°)
Elevation 4.936m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-18 22:05 CDT
UT Date & Time 2017-04-19 03:05 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From up to down
Descent Angle 180°
Facing azimuth 158.12°
First azimuth 171.03°
First elevation 40°
Last azimuth 154.67°
Last elevation 13°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -24
Color Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It appears as a bright flash falling what seemed to be straight down. Like a huge bright falling star falling straight down to earth. There was a very long tail following that faded with small bright dots in the tail end of the appearance.
Observation Yes
Remarks As it fell straight down to the earth, it appeared of have just a few bright then fading dots in the tail end.