Reports Report 1924s (Event 1924-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1924-2018
Observer
NameMarsha G
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThe most remarkable sighting of my life. We were heading back to camp from safari. In the rear seat, I first noticed bright white lights seemingly coming from behind us. I thought it was another safari vehicle’s headlights but when the white light became brighter I turned to my left (I believe towards the southwest as I watched the sunset moments before) when I saw the huge orange and red fireball with a giant trail cross the sky from left to right. We were in an open area and the driver actually stopped the vehicle. He says that he stopped the vehicle because he noticed the bright white light illuminating the terrain from behind. When we arrived at camp, several people noticed that the waterhole that faces in the opposite direction of the sighting was briefly fully illuminated as well but did not witness the fireball.
Location
AddressBotswana (BW)
Latitude19° 18' 24.56'' S (-19.31°)
Longitude 22° 54' 15.59'' E (22.9°)
Elevation961.25m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-06-02 18:45 CAT
UT Date & Time2018-06-02 16:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle105°
Moving
Facing azimuth267.16°
First azimuth261.28°
First elevation75°
Last azimuth10°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorOrange, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-