Reports Report 3447d (Event 3447-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3447-2019
Observer
NameHilary W
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis sighting was no shooting star. I have seen many and several meteor showers. I've only seen one fire ball before over 30 years ago. It was really cool to see one again!
Location
AddressBellingham, WA
Latitude48° 45' 19.5'' N (48.76°)
Longitude 122° 29' 44.9'' W (-122.5°)
Elevation5.25m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-08-01 22:30 PDT
UT Date & Time2019-08-02 05:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle257°
Moving
Facing azimuth49.03°
First azimuth49.23°
First elevation31°
Last azimuth34.87°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorYellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt appeared that the fireball hit an invisible force and exploded and disappeared. I assumed it hit the earth's atmosphere?
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksWhen it exploded, it appeared to split into two directions and became larger in that split second before disappearing. It also left a light or fire trail that disappeared just as quickly.