Reports Report 340adt (Event 340-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 340-2016
Observer
NameBridget R
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI've seen shooting stars and meteor showers before, but nothing as large, bright, and close as this fireball!
Location
AddressGambrills, MD
Latitude39° 2' 15.49'' N (39.04°)
Longitude 76° 40' 38.27'' W (-76.68°)
Elevation36.98m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-01-30 18:00 EST
UT Date & Time2016-01-30 23:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle242°
Moving
Facing azimuth312.55°
First azimuth315.37°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth306.05°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorOrange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt looked like an elongated ball of flame with a tail of lights trailing behind it. The ball was bright, which is what caught my attention to look up, and as it fell it looked like smaller segments dislodged from around the ball, but not straying far from the ball until it all disappeared into the darkness of the sky - perhaps like the tip of a giant sparkler as it goes out.