Reports Report 2281cv (Event 2281-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2281-2021
Observer
NameHoward H
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI am an amateur astronomer and happened to be looking toward Arcturus when I first saw the fireball which appeared about due east and at the same altitude as Arcturus but more eastward. The fireball passed below Arcturus and vanished below the handle stars of the Big Dipper.
Location
AddressBoynton Beach, FL
Latitude26° 32' 32.96'' N (26.54°)
Longitude 80° 9' 3.8'' W (-80.15°)
Elevation6.22m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-04-12 22:16 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-04-13 02:16 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle245°
Moving
Facing azimuth98.41°
First azimuth99.19°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth46.78°
Last elevation19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorBlue, Light Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe trail got wider as it progressed and appeared to change colors from white to yellow with fringing of blue and red particularly before it appeared to fade.