Reports Report 381bv (Event 381-2015)

Name Patricia M
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I was shoveling the driveway when the light from the fireball lit up the sky so brightly that I thought that a car was coming down the road - until I realized that the light was far above my head. I was delighted to witness the fireball trail across the sky! I did not hear any accompanying noise.
Address Bridgeville, PA
Latitude 40° 19' 0.24'' N (40.316733°)
Longitude 80° 10' 0.7'' W (-80.166862°)
Elevation 357.255157m
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 left to down right
Descent Angle 115°
Facing azimuth 40.29°
First azimuth 23.8°
First elevation 72°
Last azimuth 56.71°
Last elevation 33°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -