Reports Report 581ac (Event 581-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 581-2017
Observer
NameJason K
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThis was observed in NYC, but the skies were clear, and we could visually make out the Pleiades, and Orion's sword. Towards the fireball, roughly northwest, Polaris was visible in the sky. The Moon had not yet risen, and the later clouds had not yet appeared, so it was a clear night. I can be confident of the colors because i could distinguish Betelguese, Aldebaran's colors.
Location
AddressNew York, NY
Latitude40° 52' 15.47'' N (40.87°)
Longitude 73° 55' 14.72'' W (-73.92°)
Elevation11.28m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-02-13 21:15 EST
UT Date & Time2017-02-14 02:15 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth345.72°
First azimuth340.85°
First elevation26°
Last azimuth342.7°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorLight Blue, Light Green, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksthe fireball got wider as it went towards the horizon. I couldn't see the individual bits, but since it was getting wider as it went, that meant it was breaking up.