Reports Report 3783a (Event 3783-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3783-2019
Observer
NameThomas F
Experience Level4/5
RemarksFireball passed within Sagittarius, appearing to the immediate left of the Saturn cluster with Pi and omicron: it veered downwards, brightening the horizon and leaving a bright trail before disappearing somewhere in the vicinity of the Southern Crown on the horizon due south. It was very bright and quite spectacular, but it only left a momentary streak. It stood out as far outshining Jupiter, Saturn and rivaled the Moon as it burned bright in an instant, turning white. It would far outshine Venus so I would say it appeared as bright as a waxing moon, shining even in a sky with the almost-full moon in neighboring Capricorn. Before it gleamed and left a trail of white light, I saw the hues of a distinct pink and purple, not unlike the flame produced from Potassium. It went white as it dipped south with the classic orange and yellow, basically travelling straight through the Archer from the direction of his hind. It was wonderful my first time seeing a fireball but I got loud and excited before I listened for a boom. Thanks for adding my data to the process
Location
AddressMontpelier, VT
Latitude44° 15' 46.83'' N (44.26°)
Longitude 72° 34' 12.78'' W (-72.57°)
Elevation161.93m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-08-13 22:45 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-08-14 02:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle163°
Moving
Facing azimuth355.84°
First azimuth352.95°
First elevation39°
Last azimuth0.47°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorDark Purple, Purple, Pink, Light Blue, Orange, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-