Reports Report 4829x (Event 4829-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4829-2017
Observer
NameStephen M
Experience Level5/5
RemarksI am a meteorite collector and have quite a bit of knowledge in astronomy and meteors. I was impressed by the steepness of this one's trajectory, and the fact that it clearly fragmented. This was the most impressive meteor I have seen since a huge fireball over Indiana in '77 or '78.
Location
AddressIndianapolis, IN
Latitude39° 47' 58.56'' N (39.8°)
Longitude 86° 1' 23.59'' W (-86.02°)
Elevation265.3m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-01 20:55 EST
UT Date & Time2017-12-02 01:55 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle156°
Moving
Facing azimuth95°
First azimuth91°
First elevation23°
Last azimuth100°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorIt appeared either a light blue to even very slightly green if I remember correctly.
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI don't recall a flash although that may have been what caught my attention, I definitely saw that it was fragmented in a tight cluster of maybe 4 or 5 pieces. It may be noteworthy to add that ALL the fragments I saw stopped ablation exactly simultaneously.