Reports Report 1743o (Event 1743-2013)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1743-2013
Observer
NameDebra S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was a very unusual sighting for me because most of the meteors/fireballs I have observed have been at night usually far away with small streaks in the sky. I was passing over the Tombigbee Waterway bridge on Highway 78 headed toward Tupelo, MS. This meant that the fireball was in the western sky just over the treeline. This particular sighting was during the early afternoon in a blue sky with few clouds, the fireball was large, very bright and ended with a brilliant flash.
Location
AddressFulton, MS
Latitude34° 14' 14.04'' N (34.24°)
Longitude 88° 24' 46.75'' W (-88.41°)
Elevation74.95m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2013-08-14 00:53 CDT
UT Date & Time2013-08-14 05:53 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth250.1°
First azimuth241.87°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth246.82°
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorBlue, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length-
Remarkslarge ball with train ending in rippling at end with colors ----my daughter in the back seat of the car saw a red flash of light. The fire ball was large at the head ending with the long tail. This sighting was during the day (12:53 afternoon). The sky was blue with a few clouds. The fireball was very, very bright and ended with a flash of light.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball was large at the head with a long tail. It ended with a very bright flash. My daughters were in the back seat of the car. One daughter saw a red flash, the other daughter was reading and saw a bright blink of light even though she was not looking up.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-