Reports Report 2611bd (Event 2611-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2611-2018
Observer
NameLeslie F
Experience Level2/5
Remarksit was wild because it looked close, not far away, i mean it looked like it was only 20 feet away, which of course is not the case, & it was so bright, it was well defined,even though the ambient light of white garden (holiday) lights line my entire carport, which was the direction i was looking in.... the glowing blue ball in the front of it looked like it was 20 ft or less away & the size of a softball!!! . also, I'm not sure how helpful the STANDING caricature in the excercises on your website were to determine the perceived height of the fireball, because i was SITTING in my little Honda car (low to the ground). But this is a cool website, Thank You for doing this :)
Location
AddressSarasota, FL
Latitude27° 17' 33.48'' N (27.29°)
Longitude 82° 30' 30.75'' W (-82.51°)
Elevation7.15m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-07-23 21:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2018-07-24 01:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle280°
Moving
Facing azimuth25°
First azimuth48.67°
First elevation
Last azimuth
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorBlue, Light Blue, Light Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length18°
Remarksit looked like a solid bright white tail, thick & thinned out at the end...was not opaque....
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-