Reports Report 3152a (Event 3152-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3152-2019
Observer
NameAnna B
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was driving home, headed north up the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island. I suddenly became aware that the entire sky was becoming brighter than on the brightest full moon nights here, as if someone was suddenly turning the brightness level all the way up. An open field was just then to my left, and my left peripheral vision caught what seemed like a sudden giant full moon glaring white at the top of my driver’s side window. I looked to the left and saw a huge flaming ball like a fat finger in the sky over the open sky to my left. It was so gigantic, bright, sudden, and unlike anything I have ever seen firsthand, that I was shocked by it. I exclaimed out loud and swerved at the sight of it before quickly looking to the road to straighten out. I looked back and it was gone. This was at approximately 12:17 a.m. Including the seconds the sky was growing suddenly bright before I saw the fireball to my left, the whole thing may have been as short as 5 seconds or as long as 7 seconds.I have seen meteors of many sizes while driving or even while not driving of course, but never, ever have I seen anything like this. It was huge. As incredible as it was to behold, I was shaken the rest of the 9 minutes driving till I reached my home.
Location
AddressHonomu, HI
Latitude19° 53' 27.9'' N (19.89°)
Longitude 155° 7' 22.78'' W (-155.12°)
Elevation48.28m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-07-25 00:17 HST
UT Date & Time2019-07-25 10:17 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle163°
Moving
Facing azimuth270.6°
First azimuth274.49°
First elevation-
Last azimuth274.18°
Last elevation11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorGreen, Orange, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationYes
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-