Reports Report 4827b (Event 4827-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4827-2017
Observer
Name Nicole L
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This 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
Address Clearfield, PA
Latitude 41° 1' 16.01'' N (41.02°)
Longitude 78° 20' 39.97'' W (-78.34°)
Elevation 450.83m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-02 03:30 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-02 08:30 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Direction
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 138°
Moving
Facing azimuth 116.32°
First azimuth 52.86°
First elevation 40°
Last azimuth 123.67°
Last elevation 11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Blue, Orange, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 99.99s
Length 80°
Remarks glowing train leaving behind smoke trail
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks daylight blue white light and tail, red orange explosion
Fragmentation
Observation Yes
Remarks fragments in multiple direction, smaller trail continued in initial path