Reports Report 5332t (Event 5332-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5332-2017
Observer
NameDeirdre S
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt took me a second to realize what I was seeing. When it flashed and fragmented I gasped and realized I was seeing something special. I could hardly believe I saw it as I was in an fairly well lit urban area. It was really beautiful.
Location
AddressPhiladelphia, PA
Latitude40° 2' 2.49'' N (40.03°)
Longitude 75° 10' 58.88'' W (-75.18°)
Elevation68.63m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-19 17:24 EST
UT Date & Time2017-12-19 22:24 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle115°
Moving
Facing azimuth60.01°
First azimuth38.2°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth73.1°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThere was a flash and then it seemed as though there was a larger piece and a smaller piece. The fireball disappeared almost right after this happened.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt flashed bright white and then a smaller piece seemed to split off at a different angle, heading towards the earth more steeply.