Reports Report 3636e (Event 3636-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3636-2014
Observer
NameMichael D
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThe fireball was nearly directly above me, and it took me by surprise, to the information regarding its direction may be a little inaccurate (since "down" is a bit confusing). It made a long trail, though, covering about a third of the sky.
Location
AddressElizabeth City, NC
Latitude36° 21' 34.81'' N (36.36°)
Longitude 76° 17' 25.13'' W (-76.29°)
Elevation3.28m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-12-26 03:24 EST
UT Date & Time2014-12-26 08:24 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth211.43°
First azimuth39.9°
First elevation85°
Last azimuth255.24°
Last elevation85°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length50°
RemarksIt was definitely like a smoke trail that appeared as the fireball moved.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball appeared, then it flashed less than half a second later.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-