Reports Report 2495j (Event 2495-2017)

Name Sherry S
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks This is my second bolide and only my third fireball I've ever seen. This one seemed so close. For a split second I thought it was a plane until it streaked across the sky turning into a brilliant green ball then exploding into smaller green bright fragments. Then it was over and the four of us were thrilled at such a sight! My neighbors said they'd never seen anything like it.
Address Medford, OR
Latitude 42° 20' 43.26'' N (42.34535°)
Longitude 122° 54' 21.92'' W (-122.90609°)
Elevation 407.448m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-07-30 21:50 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-07-31 04:50 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 132°
Facing azimuth 189.45°
First azimuth 195.57°
First elevation 68°
Last azimuth 227.77°
Last elevation 36°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
Color Green, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks There was definitely an explosion of fragments. My husband snd my neighbor's and I saw the bright green fragments. The biggest piece was like a large bright green fling star.
Observation Yes
Remarks It went from bright yellow-white to bright green as it arched to the right (south to west) ending in bright green fragments! My neighbor's walking their dogs witnessed it too, and my husband saw the ending of it as all I could do was point and shout for him to look. It was brilliant!!