Reports Report 381ar (Event 381-2015)

Name Jim M
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I am not sure I described the angle correctly, but I was initially looking down and everything lite up bright white, I stood up and looked to the sky and saw the fire ball directly above me crossing the sky in the southwest direction. It faded out before reaching the horizon. It only lasted about 4 seconds from the time I discovered it until it disappeared.
Address Clairton, PA
Latitude 40° 18' 8.64'' N (40.302399°)
Longitude 79° 56' 30.9'' W (-79.941916°)
Elevation 322.281525m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-17 04:55 EST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-17 09:55 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down to up
Descent Angle -
Facing azimuth 37.43°
First azimuth -
First elevation 90°
Last azimuth 28.08°
Last elevation 45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 4s
Remarks glowing train decreasing as it traveled across the sky
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -