Reports Report 2686a (Event 2686-2017)

Name Ella S
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks There were some clouds in the sky-making it difficult to see stars (especially with the moon.) This fireball lit up the sky-it startled me!
Address University Heights, OH
Latitude 41° 30' 3.53'' N (41.50098°)
Longitude 81° 33' 2.88'' W (-81.5508°)
Elevation 304.677m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-08-12 04:30 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-08-12 08:30 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 115°
Facing azimuth 124.81°
First azimuth 123.73°
First elevation 75°
Last azimuth 161.38°
Last elevation 45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -11
Color Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 4s
Length 20°
Remarks Smoke and glowing trail, lasted several seconds after the fireball. The way it faded out reminded me of the way fireworks tend to fade out after they explode.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks The meteor seemed to slow, fragment, then speed up again. Like It was trying to push it's way through the clouds. It was slow to fade, almost like a smoke trail, a light yellow smoke trail