Reports Report 3089z (Event 3089-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3089-2018
Observer
NameSeth K
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt was amazing to have a once in a lifetime experience. I never thought I would see something like that in person, especially standing in my own back yard. Due to the time it occurred I'm not sure if many other people saw it if any, but I wish I had some way to know its size and destination!
Location
AddressAthens, AL
Latitude34° 44' 22.55'' N (34.74°)
Longitude 87° 6' 31.29'' W (-87.11°)
Elevation200.63m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-08-17 00:15 CDT
UT Date & Time2018-08-17 05:15 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle254°
Moving
Facing azimuth116.02°
First azimuth178.76°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth98.7°
Last elevation33°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-21
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksAfter the flash went away it sounded more like a firework in the distance than a boom.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration8s
Length15°
RemarksIt looked like a fire trail. There were what looked like some sparks and possibly some smoke, but I'm not sure about the smoke. Bright white and yellow in color possibly some orange. The trail started then half way through it fell apart or exploded and the trail went away.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt lit the night sky up like it was day time for a couple of seconds. Very bright!!
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksWhen the object flashed it looked like 2 to 3 pieces broke apart then it kind of seemed to desintegrate into smaller pieces. All within a few seconds.