Reports Report 4243g (Event 4243-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4243-2018
Observer
NameStacy V
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI 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
AddressPhoenix, AZ
Latitude33° 30' 33.88'' N (33.51°)
Longitude 112° 6' 20.84'' W (-112.11°)
Elevation345.92m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-10-17 22:36 MST
UT Date & Time2018-10-18 05:36 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle184°
Moving
Facing azimuth271.36°
First azimuth269.05°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth269°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorYellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length
RemarksGlowing shape trailing light, emmitting fragments.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt 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.