Reports Report 4894dq (Event 4894-2017)

Name Lorri M
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I just happened to be in the right place at the right time to see this fireball. I was surprised and amazed by the sight of it. I was with 3 other people in a vehicle when I happened to look up and see what looked like an incredibly bright meteor with a trail of sparks behind it.No one else in the vehicle saw it . It was so incredible & unlike anything I’ve ever seen.I looked online to see if there was any information regarding what it may have been.
Address Englewood, FL
Latitude 26° 56' 4.82'' N (26.934673°)
Longitude 82° 18' 35.4'' W (-82.309833°)
Elevation 2.601m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-05 18:35 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-05 23:35 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 137°
Facing azimuth 179.94°
First azimuth 171.92°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 194.07°
Last elevation 28°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks It looked like light orange & yellow sparks behind the bright light yellow / white round fireball.