Reports Report 68b (Event 68-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 68-2016
Observer
NameDaniel C
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThe "head" of the fireball (relating its appearance to that of a comet here) was a bright yellow color, while the tail and surrounding luminosity was a deep, almost blood red color.
Location
AddressPreston, CT
Latitude41° 31' 55.37'' N (41.53°)
Longitude 72° 0' 6.4'' W (-72°)
Elevation43.15m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-01-05 20:24 EST
UT Date & Time2016-01-06 01:24 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle174°
Moving
Facing azimuth187.71°
First azimuth194.53°
First elevation27°
Last azimuth191.47°
Last elevation11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorLight Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksSounds akin to small firecrackers approximately 15 seconds after the fireball faded.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length20°
RemarksBright yellow train, quickly faded.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-