Reports Report 4894da (Event 4894-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4894-2017
Observer
NameCarol B
Experience Level1/5
RemarksExtremely bright, above the Cypress tree line when I saw it. Glowing cinder like debris following it and bright ball disappeared quickly before it reached the tree line in my field of vision. My entire lanai was lit up like high noon bright sun.
Location
AddressFort Myers, FL
Latitude26° 34' 30.81'' N (26.58°)
Longitude 81° 45' 39.24'' W (-81.76°)
Elevation7.04m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-05 18:32 EST
UT Date & Time2017-12-05 23:32 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle337°
Moving
Facing azimuth220°
First azimuth220°
First elevation26°
Last azimuth230°
Last elevation26°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-26
ColorOrange, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length-
Remarkslike cinders from a bonfire
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
RemarksAnother person facing me with their back to the fireball saw the whole area around us light up very brightly. I was facing the fireball and saw an extremely bright flash above the treeline
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarkslike glowing cinders from a bonfire