Reports Report 1779bh (Event 1779-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1779-2021
Observer
NameMelanie Z
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt was nearly if not fully dark out at the moment, and it had been mostly cloudy. We observed the fireball as it emerged through the clouds to our field of vision. It was lower, larger, and brighter than any I've ever seen before. I'm visiting Cape Coral, most of my observations have taken place in North Dakota, Illinois, and upper Michigan.
Location
AddressCape Coral, FL
Latitude26° 38' 24'' N (26.64°)
Longitude 81° 58' 48'' W (-81.98°)
Elevation2m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-03-20 20:15 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-03-21 00:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle146°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth335.36°
First elevation24°
Last azimuth321.61°
Last elevation19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorLight Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIn the last seconds, the trail seemed to fragment, like there were pieces breaking off.