Reports Report 1872ap (Event 1872-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1872-2017
Name Gina J
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks This 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.
Address Richmond, VA
Latitude 37° 34' 3.18'' N (37.57°)
Longitude 77° 28' 0.03'' W (-77.47°)
Elevation 59.2m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-06-06 21:57 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-06-07 01:57 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 239°
Facing azimuth 50.15°
First azimuth 68.67°
First elevation 23°
Last azimuth 48.97°
Last elevation 15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Light Green, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 10°
Remarks orange changing to brown glowing train
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Saw 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.
Observation Yes
Remarks Flashed bright light green and fragmented into at least six to eight pieces then colors faded yellow to orange then out.