Reports Report 5196c (Event 5196-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5196-2017
Observer
NameJeffrey B
Experience Level3/5
RemarksVery bright steady strobe-like white & extremely fast & short duration. We don't know if it burned out or disappeared behind the tree line because we were down in a valley looking up through the windshield when we observed. This is the 2nd time in our lives that we have observed what appears to be fireballs.
Location
AddressSteubenville, OH
Latitude40° 23' 3.78'' N (40.38°)
Longitude 80° 40' 29.13'' W (-80.67°)
Elevation264.33m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-12 18:48 EST
UT Date & Time2017-12-12 23:48 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle33°
Moving
Facing azimuth290°
First azimuth295°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth284°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-25
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-