Reports Report 1500k (Event 1500-2017)

Name Catherine H
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks The glow of the first fragment was uneven, like looking at a rough rock, not like a river rock smoothness I've seen with other fireballs.
Address New Oxford, PA
Latitude 39° 50' 33.3'' N (39.842584°)
Longitude 77° 3' 1.37'' W (-77.05038°)
Elevation 178.279m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-27 00:30 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-04-27 04:30 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 266°
Facing azimuth 212.75°
First azimuth 233.28°
First elevation 75°
Last azimuth 205°
Last elevation 69°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Remarks Small glowing particles trailing off of major fragment and tapering off after second fragment.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Significantly larger fragment leading a fragment about 1/10th the size of the first. Trailing fragment on the same trajectory. Slight glowing trail between leading and trailing fragments, tapering off after the second fragment. Impression of the trailing fragment traveling at slightly slower speed.