Reports Report 2960a (Event 2960-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2960-2022
Observer
NameWendy B
Experience Level1/5
RemarksAt first I thought it was a falling star, but realised it was much bigger and closer to Earth and appeared to be on fire. The fireball was traveling in a Nor-Easterly direction with what appeared to be a downward trajectory heading out over the Pacific Ocean.
Location
AddressBongaree, Queensland (AU)
Latitude27° 4' 33.34'' S (-27.08°)
Longitude 153° 9' 34.93'' E (153.16°)
Elevation3.14m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-05-18 18:30 AEST
UT Date & Time2022-05-18 08:30 UT
Duration≈45s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle120°
Moving
Facing azimuth90°
First azimuth55°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth90°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-4
ColorRed
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration60s
Length12°
RemarksThe train was constantly behind the red ball of fire. It was glowing yellow/white in the centre; the outer edges and end of train where more transparent like particles which also glowed white.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-