Reports Report 1997h (Event 1997-2017)

Name Mike I
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This was the brightest fireball I have ever seen.
Address Fredericksburg, TX
Latitude 30° 13' 33.39'' N (30.225941°)
Longitude 98° 52' 1.05'' W (-98.866958°)
Elevation 493.979m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-06-17 23:46 CDT
UT Date & Time 2017-06-18 04:46 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 168°
Facing azimuth 175.08°
First azimuth 167.95°
First elevation 64°
Last azimuth 171.31°
Last elevation 17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -19
Color Light Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 20°
Remarks Very bright glowing train heading towards the Earth surface. The fireball and train were both sparking or flashing.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks The sparking light green fireball was very bright and appeared to go out just above the southern horizon. I did not see it split up, but did see lots of "sparks".
Observation Unknown
Remarks -