Reports Report 973h (Event 973-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 973-2021
Observer
NameKyle M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThe fireball I observed was about 3-5 times the size of what Venus looks like on a clear moonless night and similar in color. Just kind of a bright light blueish in color. I was traveling from North to South and saw the fireball to the East of me from my drivers window. It appeared to be on a parallel North to South path. The flash was somewhat dim like it was distant, but it was very distinct and noticeable. It's also worth noting that my windows are tinted rather dark so my estimation of brightness could be affected by that.
Location
AddressRoxboro, NC
Latitude36° 26' 39.97'' N (36.44°)
Longitude 78° 59' 32.7'' W (-78.99°)
Elevation177.37m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-02-19 19:30 EST
UT Date & Time2021-02-20 00:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle115°
Moving
Facing azimuth170.58°
First azimuth89.36°
First elevation54°
Last azimuth106.81°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksJust as the fireball went out of sight below the tree line East of me, the sky lit up similar to a transformer blowing in the distance or a lightning flash.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-