Reports Report 381ar (Event 381-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 381-2015
Observer
NameJim M
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI am not sure I described the angle correctly, but I was initially looking down and everything lite up bright white, I stood up and looked to the sky and saw the fire ball directly above me crossing the sky in the southwest direction. It faded out before reaching the horizon. It only lasted about 4 seconds from the time I discovered it until it disappeared.
Location
AddressClairton, PA
Latitude40° 18' 8.64'' N (40.3°)
Longitude 79° 56' 30.9'' W (-79.94°)
Elevation322.28m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-02-17 04:55 EST
UT Date & Time2015-02-17 09:55 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down to up
Descent Angle-
Moving
Facing azimuth37.43°
First azimuth-
First elevation90°
Last azimuth28.08°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-27
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration4s
Length
Remarksglowing train decreasing as it traveled across the sky
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-