Reports Report 1797a (Event 1797-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1797-2020
Observer
NamePatrick H
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI wake up early every morning and stand outside and drink coffee and smoke and stare up at the stars, I’ve done this for years , over the years I have seen a lot of different “ shooting stars “ some bright some not so bright , but what I saw this morning was by far the most impressive shooting star ( fireball ) that I have ever seen ! And I’ve seen quite a few over the years.
Location
AddressThomasville, GA
Latitude30° 50' 24.82'' N (30.84°)
Longitude 83° 56' 59.76'' W (-83.95°)
Elevation79.48m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-04-17 03:40 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-04-17 07:40 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle165°
Moving
Facing azimuth170°
First azimuth130°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth190°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorLight Blue, Light Green, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length-
RemarksBright smoke trail
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe flash was so bright it startled me and it lit up the yard as if it was a full moon but only lasted a few seconds
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-