Reports Report 4827b (Event 4827-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4827-2017
Observer
NameNicole L
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was a large bright meteorite that exploded somewhere in the sky between Clearfield and Bellefonte, PA. The smoke trail is still visible in the light of the full moon in Bellefonte over 45 minutes later.
Location
AddressClearfield, PA
Latitude41° 1' 16.01'' N (41.02°)
Longitude 78° 20' 39.97'' W (-78.34°)
Elevation450.83m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-02 03:30 EST
UT Date & Time2017-12-02 08:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle138°
Moving
Facing azimuth116.32°
First azimuth52.86°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth123.67°
Last elevation11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorBlue, Orange, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length80°
Remarksglowing train leaving behind smoke trail
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksdaylight blue white light and tail, red orange explosion
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksfragments in multiple direction, smaller trail continued in initial path