Reports Report 2240cl (Event 2240-2017)

Name Jayne F
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks We were on an overnight backpacking trip. A rainstorm had just gone through the area, and we had come out of our tents to enjoy some time around the campfire when one of our campers saw the fireball. It was so bright and lasted long enough that everyone in our group had time to look up and watch it move across the sky. The fireball was so bright we could see it through the cloud cover! It was almost straight over head and was like nothing I've ever seen before.
Address Balsam Grove, NC
Latitude 35° 19' 22.18'' N (35.322828°)
Longitude 82° 53' 33.84'' W (-82.892732°)
Elevation 1653.696m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-07-13 22:00 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-07-14 02:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From right to left
Descent Angle 270°
Facing azimuth 99.81°
First azimuth 156.15°
First elevation 85°
Last azimuth 22.76°
Last elevation 85°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks Sounded just like a sonic boom
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -