Reports Report 1218a (Event 1218-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1218-2019
Observer
NameMichelle N
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI need to first start by saying I’m unsure of the exact time of the fireball. I was on the phone and have deduced from that conversation it occurred between 22:15 and 22:45. I didn’t think to take note of the exact time as I only just found out I could report spotting fireballs. It came from the East, far above the horizon, and ended just above me with a slight northwestern trajectory. I’m guessing 2* north? It took nearly a straight east to west path. It also looked fairly low in the atmosphere compared to some of the other meteors I’ve seen. It was brilliantly lit with electric shades of blue and green and there was a brief trail of light but it disappeared in 2/10”. It didn’t linger. I’ve seen many fireballs, one in particular had a light trail that seemed to stretch for miles and last for several minutes, but I only have the details for one, possibly two, other events with photos that I’ll report once I find the images.
Location
AddressMerritt Island, FL
Latitude28° 22' 5.22'' N (28.37°)
Longitude 80° 41' 45.24'' W (-80.7°)
Elevation1.71m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-03-14 22:30 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-03-15 02:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle185°
Moving
Facing azimuth90°
First azimuth90°
First elevation70°
Last azimuth-
Last elevation75°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorDark Blue, Blue, Light Blue, Dark Green, Green, Light Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-