Reports Report 1151g (Event 1151-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1151-2018
Observer
NameAmanda R
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt was unlike anything I've ever seen. My husband and I are science educators. It was impressive to us both. I first thought a small engine plane was crashing because of the intense light and smoke. By the time my brain caught up to what I was actually seeing, it was gone. We ran outside to listen for impact, but heard nothing. For what it is worth, we live in a waterway community. I'm curious if the impact occurred in the ocean near Ocean Isle Beach, NC.
Location
AddressOcean Isle Beach, NC
Latitude33° 54' 35.89'' N (33.91°)
Longitude 78° 25' 9.73'' W (-78.42°)
Elevation8.51m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-03-28 22:25 EDT
UT Date & Time2018-03-29 02:25 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle98°
Moving
Facing azimuth85°
First azimuth75°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth100°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length-
RemarksIt looked a ball of white light was on fire. I ran outside to see it closer, but it was gone by the time I went out. The smoke train was glowing around the white light and was gray smoke around the outsides.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-