Reports Report 1414s (Event 1414-2017)

Name Kirsten D
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks It was one of the most incredible and beautiful things that I have ever seen.
Address Niceville, FL
Latitude 30° 27' 42.75'' N (30.461876°)
Longitude 86° 25' 0.38'' W (-86.416773°)
Elevation 4.226m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-18 22:00 CDT
UT Date & Time 2017-04-19 03:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 225°
Facing azimuth 209.2°
First azimuth 208.8°
First elevation 50°
Last azimuth 192.07°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color Orange, Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 20°
Remarks It was a glowing train. It was thin trail that was gleaming and sparkling with a glistening light blue/ whitish mixture of colors. It was trailing behind the fireball.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It was an extremely bright red, orange, and white colored explosions that happened very quickly when it was more closely positioned above the tree line.
Observation Yes
Remarks Right before its bright terminal explosion, it split into two pieces that looked like they sparked apart. Both pieces then quickly exploded and were gone out of sight.