Reports Report 3384gu (Event 3384-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3384-2014
Observer
NameAdams T
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI was traveling on the interstate and inside a car when observed. There was another witness. The time is only approximate and may vary by about an hour. The location is fairly accurate, but the trajectory may vary because of the location on the interstate curve of the highway may have misled me a bit to the exact orientation. All I know is that this is the brightest fireball that I ever witnessed. It fell from about a 2 O'clock position toward an 8 O'clock position.
Location
AddressScotrun, PA
Latitude41° 4' 18.79'' N (41.07°)
Longitude 75° 23' 33.98'' W (-75.39°)
Elevation552.11m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-12-03 21:15 EST
UT Date & Time2014-12-04 02:15 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth317.22°
First azimuth337.37°
First elevation47°
Last azimuth309.71°
Last elevation27°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration0.25s
Length
RemarksThe initial sighting looked like a normal "shooting star" then there was an explosion and slightly darker trail, and then a brighter trail (but not as bright as the initial trail) with smaller glowing "pieces", but it happened in split seconds.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksvery bright (and noticeably round. then a dark spot before the fragmentation
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-