Reports Report 4531hv (Event 4531-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4531-2018
Observer
NameJustin P
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was a pilot flying flight SKW2956 and saw the fireball. It was bright enough that it lit up that section of the sky and was reflecting light off the dash of the plane. We were cruising in clear skies at 36000ft. Almost immediately many other aircraft reported seeing it on the radio. It was the brightest “meteor” I have ever seen.
Location
AddressHalfway, IL
Latitude38° 37' 44.13'' N (38.63°)
Longitude 92° 40' 52.4'' W (-92.68°)
Elevation241.62m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-11-02 19:30 CDT
UT Date & Time2018-11-03 00:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle159°
Moving
Facing azimuth185.06°
First azimuth167.58°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth167.27°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt broke in two and got very bright before disappearing.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt broke in two