Reports Report 1183e (Event 1183-2011)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1183-2011
Observer
NameLisa S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis fireball was a great deal bigger and brighter than any "falling star" I've ever seen in my 50+ years of life. I've also never seen one of such color nor as long-lived as this one.
Location
AddressCouncil Bluffs, IA
Latitude41° 16' 42.95'' N (41.28°)
Longitude 95° 50' 1.66'' W (-95.83°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-10-19 03:23 CDT
UT Date & Time2011-10-19 08:23 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth335.32°
First azimuth335.88°
First elevation48°
Last azimuth326.51°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorBright Whitish-Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksI didn\\\'t hear any sound during or after the sighting, although I was expecting a boom afterwards. The fireball was almost the size of a dime held out at arm\\\'s legth.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length40°
RemarksIt gradually got shorter, from end to start of tail, until it disappeared behind the house/trees like the fireball did. It looked very smokey and the color went from bluish-white at the start of the tail to white at the end.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
RemarksWhat caught my eyes was seeing a bright, bluish-white light out of the corner of my eye. When I looked up and saw the fireball it\'s bright glow filled about 1/2 of the N/NW sky.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-