Reports Report 131q (Event 131-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 131-2018
Observer
NamePeter B
Experience Level3/5
RemarksNever seen anything like it. It was so dim and then became so bright! I thought I would maybe hear a boom but didn’t. It was amazing! Looked like a transformer coming to earth lol. Good luck guys!
Location
AddressVenice, FL
Latitude27° 2' 44.88'' N (27.05°)
Longitude 82° 22' 13.04'' W (-82.37°)
Elevation5.07m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-01-10 20:30 EST
UT Date & Time2018-01-11 01:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle116°
Moving
Facing azimuth91.21°
First azimuth94.43°
First elevation57°
Last azimuth128.74°
Last elevation29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length20°
RemarksStarted dim like a shooting star but after a second got brighter and brighter. When it reached peak brightness stayed for about a second. Then poof, lost brightness but stayed light enough to still make out for a second. Have seen many shooting stars but never one as bright or large!
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-