Reports Report 3644h (Event 3644-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3644-2019
Observer
NameAbbi W
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThis was the most impressive fireball I have seen in this area. My vantage point was from atop a hillside in my front yard. The fireball changed colors from a bright orange to a flicker of reddish orange and fragmented into light yellow bits as it burned out. It did not leave my field of view during this time. Welcoming in the perseids!
Location
AddressRandleman, NC
Latitude35° 45' 41.45'' N (35.76°)
Longitude 79° 44' 38.58'' W (-79.74°)
Elevation194.64m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-08-09 21:14 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-08-10 01:14 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle95°
Moving
Facing azimuth77.85°
First azimuth57.3°
First elevation32°
Last azimuth93.5°
Last elevation33°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorOrange, Light Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksAs it moved across the sky it flickered brightly several times before dimming
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt appeared to fragment into 4 or 5 smaller objects