Reports Report 5116a (Event 5116-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5116-2017
Observer
NameAlan H
Experience Level2/5
RemarksNever seen a fireball so large or bright. Lots of shooting stars but nothing like this.
Location
AddressAlbuquerque, NM
Latitude35° 8' 52.65'' N (35.15°)
Longitude 106° 38' 34.84'' W (-106.64°)
Elevation1518.06m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-14 19:16 MST
UT Date & Time2017-12-15 02:16 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle107°
Moving
Facing azimuth102.26°
First azimuth76.6°
First elevation37°
Last azimuth123.83°
Last elevation23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length10°
Remarkssmokey trail with bright sparks coming off the fireball
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarkssmall sparks coming off the fireball and trailing along the tail for a second