Observer Name Stacy V Experience Level 3/5 Remarks I have watched a number of meteor showers in my life. Most observations I have made seem to take place at elevations similar to satellites like the international space station. The fireball we saw in phoenix appeared to be at a much lower altitude. I think it is the largest fireball I have seen.
Location Address Phoenix, AZ Latitude 33° 30' 33.88'' N (33.51°) Longitude 112° 6' 20.84'' W (-112.11°) Elevation 345.92m
Time and Duration Local Date & Time 2018-10-17 22:36 MST UT Date & Time 2018-10-18 05:36 UT Duration ≈3.5s
Direction Moving direction From up right to down left Descent Angle 184°
Moving Facing azimuth 271.36° First azimuth 269.05° First elevation 30° Last azimuth 269° Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color Stellar Magnitude -7 Color Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound Observation No Remarks -
Delayed Sound Observation No Remarks -
Persistent train Observation Yes Duration 3s Length 5° Remarks Glowing shape trailing light, emmitting fragments.
Terminal flash Observation No Remarks -
Fragmentation Observation Yes Remarks It was similar in color and consistency to watching a child playing with a sparkler on the fourth of july. The sparks emmitting were fading away near the fireball.