Reports Report 309f (Event 309-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 309-2015
Observer
NameLaura K
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThis fireball trail was so bright and long at first I thought it was a jet. It wasn't until it exploded and I saw fragments coming off that I realized I saw a fireball! I will probably never see another one in my life that large and close and bright.
Location
AddressVirginia Beach, VA
Latitude36° 47' 16.33'' N (36.79°)
Longitude 75° 59' 50.33'' W (-76°)
Elevation2.79m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-02-03 18:00 EST
UT Date & Time2015-02-03 23:00 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle286°
Moving
Facing azimuth12.17°
First azimuth337.72°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth347.07°
Last elevation69°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorYellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw a large, bright flaming trail ending in an explosion with fragments
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw multiple small pieces of burning fragments shoot off of the explosion