Reports Report 5202af (Event 5202-2016)

Name Linda L
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Fireball was seen through my bedroom skylight, so not sure how far, how long it lasted as it went out of view. First light area appeared longer and rectangular with 2 other following light areas which were smaller - all 3 areas were visible at same time. I first thought car headlights were passing my regular bedroom window - light was so bright - I happened to look up to skylight and saw the 3 fireball light areas. My viewing was limited by fireball area moving out of skylight frame. I was in kitchen about 2-3 minutes later and heard boom - my husband said he heard 2 booms from bedroom.
Address Bellingham, WA
Latitude 48° 44' 28.66'' N (48.741294°)
Longitude 122° 24' 48.57'' W (-122.413491°)
Elevation 164.813m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-12-17 02:10 PST
UT Date & Time 2016-12-17 10:10 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down right to up left
Descent Angle 273°
Facing azimuth 111.95°
First azimuth 94.84°
First elevation 63°
Last azimuth 56.25°
Last elevation 71°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks About 2-3 minutes after the sighting, loud boom (my husband reported hearing 2 booms)
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -