Reports Report 1872ap (Event 1872-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1872-2017
Observer
NameGina J
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThis fireball is the largest I've observed in more than 35 years of meteorite watching. It appeared to be located directly over eastern Henrico County, possibly Hanover County near 360. There was no report (sound), though where I observed this fireball was from a large crowd of people exiting a cinema.
Location
AddressRichmond, VA
Latitude37° 34' 3.18'' N (37.57°)
Longitude 77° 28' 0.03'' W (-77.47°)
Elevation59.2m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-06-06 21:57 EDT
UT Date & Time2017-06-07 01:57 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle239°
Moving
Facing azimuth50.15°
First azimuth68.67°
First elevation23°
Last azimuth48.97°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorLight Green, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length10°
Remarksorange changing to brown glowing train
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksSaw one solid greenish yellow ball with long trail flash bright light green and fragmented into at least six to eight pieces then faded out. Initially thought it was a failed firework launch, but the angle was wrong.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksFlashed bright light green and fragmented into at least six to eight pieces then colors faded yellow to orange then out.