Reports Report 381cd (Event 381-2015)

Name Jim J
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I am 73 years old and retired. live on a small farm , I have excellent eyesight, I do not wear glasses. I am pretty much the outdoor type. We do not have any bright lights to interfere, I've always been a stargazer since I was a little boy. I've seen a lot of what we used to call shooting stars but this one was really different, we have about 4 inches of snow on the ground and the sky was perfectly clear, I remember thinking to myself just how bright the stars were . The fireball was bright enough to light up the ground somewhat like lightning would do if it was real close very bright. I hope this information will help you, if you have any further questions feel free to email me.
Address Piedmont, OH
Latitude 40° 7' 28.57'' N (40.124603°)
Longitude 81° 10' 44.1'' W (-81.178917°)
Elevation 360.521515m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-17 04:45 EST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-17 09:45 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 119°
Facing azimuth 69.39°
First azimuth 356.93°
First elevation 28°
Last azimuth 80.72°
Last elevation 26°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -21
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 5s
Length 40°
Remarks Smoke trail
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -