Reports Report 621a (Event 621-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 621-2022
Observer
NameRenata G
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was my first fireball - spectacular! I live with a hill to the south and west of me, so I saw the fireball disappear but it was big!M deck is plumbed so I look out north ver the sea, and the night sky on the east coast of the island where I live is brilliant for star gazing. I head out the last thing every night for one last glimpse, and that’s when I observed it. From my viewpoint, it approached out of the north, heading due south. I first saw it under the belt of Orion, after turning to see what was lighting up the sky. It was moving fast. I went to my SkyView app and took a photo of where Orion is with respect to my deck view. Let me know if this would help.Cheers! Renata
Location
Address, Saint John (BB)
Latitude13° 11' 15.71'' N (13.19°)
Longitude 59° 29' 48.82'' W (-59.5°)
Elevation172.48m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-01-23 23:50 AST
UT Date & Time2022-01-24 03:50 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle263°
Moving
Facing azimuth270°
First azimuth340°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth165°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorRed orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw a brightness in the sky at the beginning - it’s what caught my peripheral vision, and pulled my eyes to the western sky to witness the fireball
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball broke fragmented in front of my eyes, leaving a smaller bit behind it. Both on the same trajectory. The smaller piece looked with the naked eye to be about 1/10th the size of the main piece.