Reports Report 190q (Event 190-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 190-2019
Observer
NameChristopher W
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI observed this from my bed, through the bedroom window. For about two seconds it illumated the window shutters so brightly that I thought it was a car coming down the road behind us until I realized the light was from the wrong direction. About about two seconds, the fireball appeared in the window, and my wife and I watched for another two seconds as the fireball appeared to travel almost straight down, blazing intensely white, until it went out just above the tree line.
Location
AddressAustin, TX
Latitude30° 14' 32.16'' N (30.24°)
Longitude 97° 54' 6.4'' W (-97.9°)
Elevation295.78m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-01-10 22:35 CST
UT Date & Time2019-01-11 04:35 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle174°
Moving
Facing azimuth277°
First azimuth270°
First elevation18°
Last azimuth274°
Last elevation11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksA short trail like the bright bits that might follow a firework mortar when it is launched.