Reports Report 4478b (Event 4478-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4478-2017
Observer
NameGuy M
Experience Level4/5
RemarksMy wife and son also witnessed the event. We frequently view meteor showers at either a dark sky part or area of limited light pollution near their peak as close to a new moon as possible. This fireball was amazing. I've watched meteor showers for decades and I've never seen one fragment. We were facing east and it occurred just north east of Orion.
Location
AddressJonesville, LA
Latitude31° 33' 20.64'' N (31.56°)
Longitude 92° 0' 58.79'' W (-92.02°)
Elevation12.79m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-11-18 02:35 CST
UT Date & Time2017-11-18 08:35 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle166°
Moving
Facing azimuth9.81°
First azimuth-
First elevation60°
Last azimuth13.51°
Last elevation22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorWhite, slight blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksNear the end of the fireball, it flashed brighter, slight yellow and fragmented.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksJust before it ended, it flashed brighter and fragmented into four bright and several faint pieces