Reports Report 3837hw (Event 3837-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3837-2017
Observer
NameJim R
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis daytime sighting track got very bright then dimmed, possibility due to splitting.
Location
AddressNorth Kingstown, RI
Latitude41° 31' 24.99'' N (41.52°)
Longitude 71° 27' 53.1'' W (-71.46°)
Elevation32.46m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-10-18 15:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2017-10-18 19:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle106°
Moving
Facing azimuth169.29°
First azimuth160°
First elevation37°
Last azimuth215°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksFireball first appeared left to right, got very bright light blue, then dimmed or split with another less bright streak to finish. Very clear sky — grabbed your attention upon first light and movement.