Reports Report 4894au (Event 4894-2017)

Name Judy R
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I was in my car, which is why I only saw the fireball very briefly and only from where my windshield field of view begins. It was spectacular. Not super huge, but felt way closer and way bigger than any shooting star I've ever seen. It seemed to "fizzle out" just above the tree line. I initially thought it was a stray firework of some variety but there had been no fireworks in the sky. I was in the process of driving in that direction for the previous 20 minutes coming from Clearwater. I'm guessing at the time based on a phone call to my husband. It was somewhere between 18:05 and 18:30 I would say. I can't be completely certain on the time.
Address Largo, FL
Latitude 27° 53' 37.32'' N (27.893699°)
Longitude 82° 43' 42.83'' W (-82.728563°)
Elevation 5.819m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-05 18:12 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-05 23:12 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 142°
Facing azimuth 247.29°
First azimuth 244.36°
First elevation 31°
Last azimuth 255.56°
Last elevation 11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -15
Color Green, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -