Reports Report 1688b (Event 1688-2017)

Observer
Name Brandon M
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks It was beautiful, amazing, and I hadn't seen anything like it before. I have seen meteor showers and shooting stars but those looked like fast blue streaks. This was a light yellow, yellow, with a ring of orange glow to it with a thin bright yellow streak.
Location
Address Paducah, KY
Latitude 37° 3' 54.8'' N (37.065222°)
Longitude 88° 39' 25.27'' W (-88.65702°)
Elevation 134.037m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-05-18 23:47 CDT
UT Date & Time 2017-05-19 04:47 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Direction
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 147°
Moving
Facing azimuth 124°
First azimuth 121°
First elevation 35°
Last azimuth 124°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length
Remarks Glowing train. Disappeared quickly (1 to 2 seconds) after the fireball did.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation No
Remarks -