Reports Report 2988f (Event 2988-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2988-2015
Observer
NameRobert T
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThis is the first true fireball, as opposed to meteor, that I've ever witnessed.
Location
AddressPittsburgh, PA
Latitude40° 26' 54.83'' N (40.45°)
Longitude 79° 51' 25.19'' W (-79.86°)
Elevation383.58m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-11-04 05:25 EST
UT Date & Time2015-11-04 10:25 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle290°
Moving
Facing azimuth200°
First azimuth-
First elevation30°
Last azimuth185°
Last elevation36°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
RemarksA visible streak persisted briefly after the fireball burnt itself out.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThere did seem to be a brief and small but noticeable flash as the fireball burnt itself out.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-