Reports Report 7673a (Event 7673-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 7673-2022
Observer
NameGita M
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThe fireball was the largest meteor I have ever observed over many years, with a long sparkling stream behind it, a striking sight hard to miss.
Location
AddressArden, NC
Latitude35° 28' 21.15'' N (35.47°)
Longitude 82° 30' 17.63'' W (-82.5°)
Elevation720.47m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-10-28 05:30 EDT
UT Date & Time2022-10-28 09:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle116°
Moving
Facing azimuth345.82°
First azimuth347.19°
First elevation69°
Last azimuth4.1°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe "head" of the fireball appeared to sparkle and desintegrate a moment before extinction
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe "tail" of the fireball was flashing/sparkling as it moved across the sky. I had never seen such a bright fireball with its tail sparkling!