Reports Report 325ag (Event 325-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 325-2020
Observer
NameSuzanne S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksBecause I was in a vehicle, traveling as a passenger, I can’t say for certain where it started. It all happened too quickly for me to get my phone out and video. I wish I could have because it was beautiful! My husband and I were in awe.
Location
AddressWauchula, FL
Latitude27° 31' 21.56'' N (27.52°)
Longitude 81° 53' 12.87'' W (-81.89°)
Elevation29.8m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-01-16 23:53 EST
UT Date & Time2020-01-17 04:53 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle133°
Moving
Facing azimuth271.27°
First azimuth323.13°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth3.04°
Last elevation12°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-
ColorLight Green, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration-
Length-
RemarksThe smoke trail started about the elevation we first saw it. We were traveling on Vandola Rd in a vehicle, heading home, when we saw the fireball. We turned on Harvill Rd to go to our home and the smoke trail was still in the sky. So, we saw it for at least 30 seconds to 1 minute (approximately)
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball flashed several times with pieces breaking most flashes. The fragments would brighten and quickly dim and then disappear.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-