Reports Report 381cd (Event 381-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 381-2015
Observer
NameJim J
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI am 73 years old and retired. live on a small farm , I have excellent eyesight, I do not wear glasses. I am pretty much the outdoor type. We do not have any bright lights to interfere, I've always been a stargazer since I was a little boy. I've seen a lot of what we used to call shooting stars but this one was really different, we have about 4 inches of snow on the ground and the sky was perfectly clear, I remember thinking to myself just how bright the stars were . The fireball was bright enough to light up the ground somewhat like lightning would do if it was real close very bright. I hope this information will help you, if you have any further questions feel free to email me.
Location
AddressPiedmont, OH
Latitude40° 7' 28.57'' N (40.12°)
Longitude 81° 10' 44.1'' W (-81.18°)
Elevation360.52m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-02-17 04:45 EST
UT Date & Time2015-02-17 09:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle119°
Moving
Facing azimuth69.39°
First azimuth356.93°
First elevation28°
Last azimuth80.72°
Last elevation26°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-21
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length40°
RemarksSmoke trail
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-