Reports Report 2999b (Event 2999-2013)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2999-2013
Observer
NamePamela and Rodney T
Experience Level1/5
Remarksthis was a big ball on fire with a big fat tail attached to it but not trailing behind after it passed. It was big and clear and right in front of us through our big "A" frame front of the house that faces the Haleakala observatory. It was as if this object was right in front of us. Our lights were on in the house and we were watching TV in the direction of the window. Even with the lights on in the house this ball was very very very bright and on fire was undeniable. Absolutely breathtaking. It got us out of our couch to watch it head down the mountain, but once we got up it was already gone. My husband thought it would end up in the Pacific Ocean. I thought I might even see a fire where it landed on Haleakala to my right. But there was no fire and we could no longer see the fireball.
Location
AddressKula, HI
Latitude20° 46' 27.4'' N (20.77°)
Longitude 156° 18' 3.1'' W (-156.3°)
Elevation1095.83m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2013-11-23 21:15 HST
UT Date & Time2013-11-24 07:15 UT
Duration<1s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth158°
First azimuth100°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth200°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
Colorlight yellow, light green it was on fire and looked like a burning object flying through the sky
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-