Reports Report 4829n (Event 4829-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4829-2017
Name Tim S
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks The arc was from north to north-east and very low in the sky, just above the tree line.
Address Springfield, KY
Latitude 37° 47' 14.76'' N (37.79°)
Longitude 85° 13' 14.73'' W (-85.22°)
Elevation 242.44m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-01 20:55 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-02 01:55 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 143°
Facing azimuth 40.22°
First azimuth 21.4°
First elevation 17°
Last azimuth 37.69°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -
Color Light Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Just before the fireball disappeared, it split into two approximately same sized beads, one behind the other. There may have been a small fragment between them. It was a fraction of a second between the split and disappearance. Just before the split, there was a red fringe above and below the white to faint yellow main streak.
Observation Yes
Remarks As stated above, just before it went out, the head of the meteor split into two roughly same-sized beads, one trailing the other by about two bead diameters. A smaller fragment was briefly between the beads, then they all disappeared.