Reports Report 4894da (Event 4894-2017)

Name Carol B
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks Extremely bright, above the Cypress tree line when I saw it. Glowing cinder like debris following it and bright ball disappeared quickly before it reached the tree line in my field of vision. My entire lanai was lit up like high noon bright sun.
Address Fort Myers, FL
Latitude 26° 34' 30.81'' N (26.575224°)
Longitude 81° 45' 39.24'' W (-81.760901°)
Elevation 7.04m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-05 18:32 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-05 23:32 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From down right to up left
Descent Angle 337°
Facing azimuth 220°
First azimuth 220°
First elevation 26°
Last azimuth 230°
Last elevation 26°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -26
Color Orange, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length -
Remarks like cinders from a bonfire
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks Another person facing me with their back to the fireball saw the whole area around us light up very brightly. I was facing the fireball and saw an extremely bright flash above the treeline
Observation Yes
Remarks like glowing cinders from a bonfire