Reports Report 2083dh (Event 2083-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2083-2016
Observer
NamePatrick F
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIt was, by far, the brightest and longest-lasting meteor/fireball that I have seen personally.
Location
AddressYork, PA
Latitude39° 54' 56.52'' N (39.92°)
Longitude 76° 40' 17.8'' W (-76.67°)
Elevation235.58m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-06-14 21:29 EDT
UT Date & Time2016-06-15 01:29 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle241°
Moving
Facing azimuth28.97°
First azimuth29.1°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth5.81°
Last elevation13°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorLight Green, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball flashed at about 55 degrees on the horizon, which is what drew my attention, and got very bright in comparison to other stars and planets. It also looked to be about the size of a marble in the horizon with the surrounding light making it about the size of a ping pong ball. It had a long, unbroken tail when it flashed.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball fragmented into two pieces at about 20-25 degrees on the horizon,with a larger lead piece and a tail that broke into two pieces. Neither piece was as big as when it flashed. The pieces eventually faded out with the tail right above the tree line. The event lasted about 6 seconds.