Reports Report 2611bf (Event 2611-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2611-2018
Observer
NameVikki B
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt was beautiful...and I hope that it was a fireball, as I suspect it was! Traveled on a course that was not on a big vertical angle, first noted in southern sky and seemingly coming from the SE, moving toward the west. I had time only to sputter my boyfriends one syllable name four times to get his attention, he looked up, saw it for a split second, and it was gone...hence my estimate of 2-5ish seconds.
Location
AddressGainesville, FL
Latitude29° 39' 58.82'' N (29.67°)
Longitude 82° 23' 31.16'' W (-82.39°)
Elevation48.22m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-07-23 20:55 EDT
UT Date & Time2018-07-24 00:55 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle96°
Moving
Facing azimuth183.34°
First azimuth140.75°
First elevation31°
Last azimuth275.25°
Last elevation17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorBlue-green color to leading aspect of ball, glowing white/yellow main fireball, tail/trail (can’t recall color)
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length30°
RemarksI believe it was a smoke train. Was there, then faded out quickly.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-