Reports Report 4927ad (Event 4927-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4927-2018
Observer
NameTom H
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI was driving south when the meteor appeared from high up in the sky. I saw it for perhaps 3-5 seconds, moving slowly through the arc, but it was well in progress by the time it cleared my CR-V's roof. It streaked nearly straight south and down to approximately 40-45 degrees where is had a small bolide event with three fragments that quickly faded out. It was small and bright enough that it looked like a signal flare or firework Since I was driving, I couldn't verify sound, casting shadows, or smoke trail for the event. I'm unsure of the brightness as it was tightly concentrated and I was driving, but it seemed extremely bright. Kevin Palivec verified that his cameras caught photos and videos of it from Abilene, verifying it wasn't a signal flare. I can get the details if he hasn't reported this one.I regularly conduct public star parties and meteor shower watch parties, work as a planetarium presenter for school age kids, and do astrophotography. Not sure where that rates me in your scale.
Location
AddressLubbock, TX
Latitude33° 41' 16.3'' N (33.69°)
Longitude 101° 56' 23.64'' W (-101.94°)
Elevation1008.89m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-11-15 18:58 CST
UT Date & Time2018-11-16 00:58 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle172°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth187°
First elevation70°
Last azimuth187°
Last elevation40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorGreen, Light Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe streak was small and very bright like a green signal flare, widening slightly as it descended, then ended in a flash with three (?) pieces that shot out and quickly went dark.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe streak was small and very bright like a green signal flare, widening slightly as it descended, then ended in a flash with three (?) pieces that shot out and quickly went dark.