Reports Report 325ap (Event 325-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 325-2020
Observer
NameMax P
Experience Level3/5
RemarksMy fiancee and I just got in the car and started driving when we spotted the fireball. The whole event lasted for about 7-10 seconds, which felt like an eternity when witnessing it. It broke up quite a bit and had flashes of green and blue before finally burning out completely. I rolled down my window to see if there were any smoke trails, but it was a pretty dark sky and I couldn't see anything. Definitely the most vivid and intense fireball I have ever seen; almost reminded me of footage of the Columbia disaster.
Location
AddressTampa, FL
Latitude28° 0' 52.19'' N (28.01°)
Longitude 82° 28' 52.36'' W (-82.48°)
Elevation8.35m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-01-16 23:56 EST
UT Date & Time2020-01-17 04:56 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle100°
Moving
Facing azimuth270°
First azimuth270°
First elevation42°
Last azimuth301.79°
Last elevation36°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorBlue, Light Blue, Green, Light Green, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSeveral chunks broke off the fireball a few seconds after we initially spotted it. They also spawned trails as well and were extinguished a couple seconds after breaking apart. There were about two times where the fireball fragmented, the second time had flashes of blue and green associated with it. I think we saw a terminal flash, but it wasn't very much brighter than the rest of the fireball.