Reports Report 4927y (Event 4927-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4927-2018
Observer
NameMarie L
Experience Level2/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressBig Bend National Park, TX
Latitude29° 19' 17.88'' N (29.32°)
Longitude 103° 12' 29.87'' W (-103.21°)
Elevation1169.11m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-11-15 18:30 CST
UT Date & Time2018-11-16 00:30 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle103°
Moving
Facing azimuth63.97°
First azimuth31.33°
First elevation38°
Last azimuth96.52°
Last elevation24°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length30°
RemarksThe fireball split in the middle of the train, as though one piece of it broke off and the rest kept going along the same trajectory.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThere was a small flash at the leading end of the fireball, and a smaller flash at the new leading end when it separated.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe trail split in the middle. There was a flash at the splitting point, then another, bigger flash at the original leading end.