Reports Report 4829x (Event 4829-2017)

Name Stephen M
Experience Level 5/5
Remarks I am a meteorite collector and have quite a bit of knowledge in astronomy and meteors. I was impressed by the steepness of this one's trajectory, and the fact that it clearly fragmented. This was the most impressive meteor I have seen since a huge fireball over Indiana in '77 or '78.
Address Indianapolis, IN
Latitude 39° 47' 58.56'' N (39.7996°)
Longitude 86° 1' 23.59'' W (-86.02322°)
Elevation 265.302m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-01 20:55 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-02 01:55 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 156°
Facing azimuth 95°
First azimuth 91°
First elevation 23°
Last azimuth 100°
Last elevation 15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -8
Color It appeared either a light blue to even very slightly green if I remember correctly.
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks I don't recall a flash although that may have been what caught my attention, I definitely saw that it was fragmented in a tight cluster of maybe 4 or 5 pieces. It may be noteworthy to add that ALL the fragments I saw stopped ablation exactly simultaneously.