Reports Report 381c (Event 381-2015)

Name Liz B
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Wow. And, it glowed brighter just before it appeared to fizzle out. I considered the possibility of it being the decline of a close flare, but it was bright blue (rather than orange)and had no tail as you would usually see with a distress flare. Please note: The marker I placed on the map with this questionnaire is where I saw the possible fireball, not where I was located. (I was located in the northwest side of 1090 Dry Run Road, southeast most corner of Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS.)
Address Duncansville, PA
Latitude 40° 24' 42.31'' N (40.411754°)
Longitude 78° 27' 32.27'' W (-78.458963°)
Elevation 354.572144m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-17 04:55 EST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-17 09:55 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 138°
Facing azimuth 271°
First azimuth 271°
First elevation 52°
Last azimuth 287°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -21
Color Light Blue
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -