Reports Report 1362gx (Event 1362-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1362-2017
Observer
NameShannon F
Experience Level2/5
RemarksApril 14, 2017 9:30/10pmMy husband and I were in upstate New York/Mohawk Valley area and saw a massive fireball fly clear across the sky. It was really big and close. It arched across the sky from south to north I believe it was. It was blue with a long white tail and a red tip! The red tip ended up breaking off and flaring downward away from the tail. The tail continued moving north. It was the biggest and brightest meter we've ever seen. It was sometime between 9:30 & 10pm Friday night. It was beautiful!!!
Location
AddressRichfield Springs, NY
Latitude42° 51' 7.23'' N (42.85°)
Longitude 74° 58' 24.87'' W (-74.97°)
Elevation435.57m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-04-14 22:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2017-04-15 02:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle271°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth90°
First elevation73°
Last azimuth90°
Last elevation65°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorBlue, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe red tip broke away/separated from the long tail. It fell downward north away from the tail that continued moving north
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe red tip broke away/separated from the long tail. It fell downward north away from the tail that continued moving north