Reports Report 1511cc (Event 1511-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1511-2014
Observer
NameC J
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was traveling on hwy 117 north. I quickly checked my compass and saw I was traveling Northeast. Because I was driving and the sounds of the car, etc. I do not know if any sounds were associated with the fireball. I was just before an intersection with a sign that stated Dudley. This fireball was very large, bright, low to the ground and close. It was a solid 2 seconds. It was much brighter than a full moon, but not as bright as the sun.
Location
AddressDudley, NC
Latitude35° 9' 27.78'' N (35.16°)
Longitude 78° 6' 39.5'' W (-78.11°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-07-17 22:17 EDT
UT Date & Time2014-07-18 02:17 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth45°
First azimuth45°
First elevation20°
Last azimuth45°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
RemarksIt was extremely bright and close. It fell quickly below tree line and there was an immediate bright flash. My first instinct was something had exploded or more light or fire would ensue, but I saw nothing else result from flash.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-