Reports Report 3837cr (Event 3837-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3837-2017
Observer
NameKevin O
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was the brightest most spectacular meteor/fireball I have ever seen and my first daytime sighting! Also witnessed by my 25 year old son who was with me. I regularly watch the night sky and meteor showers.
Location
AddressParsonsburg, MD
Latitude38° 22' 48.49'' N (38.38°)
Longitude 75° 28' 6.25'' W (-75.47°)
Elevation19.25m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-10-18 15:15 EDT
UT Date & Time2017-10-18 19:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle92°
Moving
Facing azimuth78.15°
First azimuth74.35°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth93.48°
Last elevation50°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-30
ColorInitially looked like a reflection of an aircraft, chrome then bright white and green.
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksFragmentation in the tail it was leaving.