Reports Report 4894au (Event 4894-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4894-2017
Observer
NameJudy R
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was in my car, which is why I only saw the fireball very briefly and only from where my windshield field of view begins. It was spectacular. Not super huge, but felt way closer and way bigger than any shooting star I've ever seen. It seemed to "fizzle out" just above the tree line. I initially thought it was a stray firework of some variety but there had been no fireworks in the sky. I was in the process of driving in that direction for the previous 20 minutes coming from Clearwater. I'm guessing at the time based on a phone call to my husband. It was somewhere between 18:05 and 18:30 I would say. I can't be completely certain on the time.
Location
AddressLargo, FL
Latitude27° 53' 37.32'' N (27.89°)
Longitude 82° 43' 42.83'' W (-82.73°)
Elevation5.82m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-05 18:12 EST
UT Date & Time2017-12-05 23:12 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle142°
Moving
Facing azimuth247.29°
First azimuth244.36°
First elevation31°
Last azimuth255.56°
Last elevation11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-15
ColorGreen, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-