Reports Report 3417e (Event 3417-2013)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3417-2013
Observer
NameL M
Experience Level2/5
RemarksWe saw several "falling stars" tonight, but this is the only one I would call a fireball. It was a huge, bright flash.
Location
AddressMurphy, NC
Latitude35° 9' 48.77'' N (35.16°)
Longitude 84° 5' 20.06'' W (-84.09°)
Elevation643.45m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2013-12-24 22:38 EST
UT Date & Time2013-12-25 03:38 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth140.49°
First azimuth130.88°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth127.26°
Last elevation23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length-
Remarksthe trail was blue
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksbright orange! it looked like a huge explosion.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-