Reports Report 1518h (Event 1518-2011)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1518-2011
Observer
NameRick S
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThis sighting was also witnessed by a person walking his dog about 50 yards behind me. This person has been walking across Woodcock Dam on a regular basis for over 20 years and has seen many shooting stars and meteors, but never anything of this size, color, and closeness to the horizon.
Location
AddressMeadville, PA
Latitude41° 41' 42.79'' N (41.7°)
Longitude 80° 6' 8.07'' W (-80.1°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-12-12 18:05 EST
UT Date & Time2011-12-12 23:05 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth33.07°
First azimuth36.98°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth34.26°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
ColorRed and red-orange.
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
RemarksDidn\'t see a trail since the sky was dark at 6:05pm.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksFlash consisted of fireball expanding then breaking into e much smaller balls as it\'s light burnt out.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-