Reports Report 929ax (Event 929-2010)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 929-2010
Observer
Namechris R
Experience Level1/5
RemarksSignificantly bright fireball and break up of pieces, lasting approximately 3-4 seconds with several color phases Green to yellow to orange to red. 911 report was filed with Berlin Police within 3-4 minutes in case it might have been an airplane crash.
Location
AddressHavre De Grace , MD
Latitude38° 19' 21.41'' N (38.32°)
Longitude 75° 13' 3.68'' W (-75.22°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2010-12-28 18:45 EST
UT Date & Time2010-12-28 23:45 UT
Duration≈4s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth-1°
First azimuth45°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth350°
Last elevation55°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
ColorGreen/yellow/orange/red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksDriving in a vehicle with windows up, no sounds were noted.
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration4s
Length10°
RemarksGlowing train that appeared connected to the fireball, first green then yellow then orange and ending as multiple small particles each with a red train.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
RemarksThe fireball broke into 5 or 6 pieces that each tailed off heading downward from the orginal path.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-