Reports Report 3584ad (Event 3584-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3584-2014
Observer
NameGina C
Experience Level2/5
RemarksMy daughter and I were stopped at a traffic light traveling south when we observed the fireball. It was the size of a quarter held at arm's length and had a bright burning trail approximately the length of my hand at arm's length. It was as clear as, and lasted about as long as a large firework. It traveled at a slightly downward angle - not as steep as 45 degrees - from left to right and disappeared behind Shades Mountain. We were traveling south. We were in the car with the radio on so we didn't notice a sound.
Location
AddressHomewood, AL
Latitude33° 27' 9.75'' N (33.45°)
Longitude 86° 48' 40.16'' W (-86.81°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-12-14 20:25 CST
UT Date & Time2014-12-15 02:25 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth180°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth180°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorBright Orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length15°
RemarksIt looked like a burning trail. Didn't notice a lot of smoke.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-