Reports Report 381o (Event 381-2015)

Name Alicia S
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks The sighting of the fireball was close to a steel factory that's been in production for years. I've always believed in what I've heard on how important it is to conserve & do what we can to protect our Ozone layer. What our people in economy don't realize today is, we're literally destroying what is protecting us. I'm not any rocket scientist but I have my own theories & how I see it is...we're pretty much cutting holes in the ozone & letting things from the galaxy into our atmosphere that could be harmful, even deadly to the whole existence of mankind someday. If it's crucial to protect something so precious that has been protecting us since the beginning of time, why aren't we doing more to save it? I feel like it should be publicized more. Mandatory Ozone action days would be a start. It might help a bit.
Address Toledo, OH
Latitude 41° 38' 31.37'' N (41.642048°)
Longitude 83° 34' 12.49'' W (-83.570137°)
Elevation 187.121078m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-17 04:50 EST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-17 09:50 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 210°
Facing azimuth 90°
First azimuth 160°
First elevation
Last azimuth 160°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Purple, Pink, Light Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 20°
Remarks The train is what I saw first. Smokey, trails of light. Kind of like how a commercial firework shoots up with that trail of light but, the fireball train was more faint & less visible. Kind of like a foggy glow. Then the light appeared.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Very noticeably, bright! Lasted no more than a second. Fog train, burst of light, then poof! Gone.
Observation No
Remarks -