Reports Report 1566a (Event 1566-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1566-2019
Observer
NameJoshua H
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThe date and time in the report is in UTC. I witnessed the fireball from the flight deck of an airliner at 38000ft in flight from Heathrow to Boston. It was bright enough to catch my eye in the darkness and I only saw the last few seconds.
Location
AddressSydney, Nova Scotia (CA)
Latitude45° 51' 57.13'' N (45.87°)
Longitude 58° 57' 49.52'' W (-58.96°)
Elevation-168.44m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-03-31 00:50 ADT
UT Date & Time2019-03-31 03:50 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle114°
Moving
Facing azimuth264.96°
First azimuth241.68°
First elevation21°
Last azimuth266.74°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length
RemarksSlight glowing trail behind the fireball which evaporated over a short period of time
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe object appeared to break into 2-3 pieces as it burned up with the largest iced displaying a flash as it did so.