Reports Report 4829n (Event 4829-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4829-2017
Observer
NameTim S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThe arc was from north to north-east and very low in the sky, just above the tree line.
Location
AddressSpringfield, KY
Latitude37° 47' 14.76'' N (37.79°)
Longitude 85° 13' 14.73'' W (-85.22°)
Elevation242.44m
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 Angle143°
Moving
Facing azimuth40.22°
First azimuth21.4°
First elevation17°
Last azimuth37.69°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-
ColorLight Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksJust 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.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAs 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.