Reports Report 1511al (Event 1511-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1511-2014
Observer
NameMatthew K
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThere was a very bright light at the beginning of the event - looked like lightning, but then I turned and saw the fireball descending and fragmenting.
Location
AddressChesapeake, VA
Latitude36° 41' 24.86'' N (36.69°)
Longitude 76° 16' 40.09'' W (-76.28°)
Elevation4.73m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-07-17 22:15 EDT
UT Date & Time2014-07-18 02:15 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth310°
First azimuth310°
First elevation38°
Last azimuth310°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorOrange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksseveral chunks were trailing the main fireball as it descended. They disappeared rapidly