Reports Report 851ac (Event 851-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 851-2017
Observer
NameFrank M
Experience Level4/5
RemarksDidn't notice fireball until it burst with flash of very bright light with several fragments shooting downward at 45 degree angle towards SE
Location
AddressFranklin, TX
Latitude31° 3' 35.68'' N (31.06°)
Longitude 96° 18' 36.36'' W (-96.31°)
Elevation94.06m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-03-03 22:15 CST
UT Date & Time2017-03-04 04:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle150°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth150°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth30°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks2 or 3 smaller fireballs shot down