Reports Report 4827bq (Event 4827-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4827-2017
Observer
NameBrittany S
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI have never seen such large long bright fireball in my life! It came STRAIGHT to the ground practically! Thought for sure was going to see an explosion upon hitting the ground! It was so close to us and the flat area we were driving along, that we drove around the perimeter looking for signs of it. Immediately rolled windows down in the vehicle in hopes of a rumble or anything and ended up hearing a car horn close by.
Location
AddressBarton, NY
Latitude42° 2' 22.4'' N (42.04°)
Longitude 76° 28' 5.94'' W (-76.47°)
Elevation238.52m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-02 03:15 EST
UT Date & Time2017-12-02 08:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle160°
Moving
Facing azimuth191.33°
First azimuth163.52°
First elevation44°
Last azimuth181.34°
Last elevation12°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-14
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksCar horn
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length25°
RemarksSmoke /glow train that broke into two seperate parts when fireball went out and then re-lit and formed a seperate train
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-