Reports Report 1511dc (Event 1511-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1511-2014
Observer
NameGayle S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was sitting around a fire and I saw a white flash and all of a sudden above me I saw the fireball. At first I thought it was a firecracker but it never made a sound. We were sitting under trees and I just happen to be sitting in the right place there was an opening in the trees and that's how I saw it. It kinds of came from behind me and looked like it was heading downward and that's when I lost sight of it. In our group only 3 of us saw it.
Location
AddressLittleton, NC
Latitude36° 29' 45.27'' N (36.5°)
Longitude 77° 56' 41.23'' W (-77.94°)
Elevation62.44m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-07-17 22:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2014-07-18 02:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth24.15°
First azimuth34.11°
First elevation53°
Last azimuth45.77°
Last elevation37°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorBlue, Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length10°
Remarksit was whitish yellow. It came from behind me and above on its way down
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksit was white
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw like a ball on fire