Reports Report 4584c (Event 4584-2017)

Name Judy P
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Usually when we see a fireball or shooting star, it just shoots across the sky. But this one appeared as if it were coming towards land, almost straight down, but at a steep angle. The trail appeared broken up.
Address Semmes, AL
Latitude 30° 46' 51.17'' N (30.780881°)
Longitude 88° 16' 11.32'' W (-88.26981°)
Elevation 72.895m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-23 20:33 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-24 02:33 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 194°
Facing azimuth 2.69°
First azimuth 15.91°
First elevation 41°
Last azimuth 347.43°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color Light Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 20°
Remarks The fireball apeared to be heading sharply downward and the trail was only visible for a moment but it appeared to be a broken line.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -