Reports Report 1671ar (Event 1671-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1671-2019
Observer
NameJoseph N
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIt looked a bit like a large version of the kind of bottle rocket that illuminates it's path and ends in sparks and crackles. I didn't hear anything, but it looked a lot like that, scaled up. I was very lucky to spot this while driving, having it basically right in front of me fairly low on the horizon. It couldn't have been easier to notice.
Location
AddressAustin, TX
Latitude30° 11' 55.33'' N (30.2°)
Longitude 97° 44' 7.52'' W (-97.74°)
Elevation183.73m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-04-10 23:15 CDT
UT Date & Time2019-04-11 04:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle120°
Moving
Facing azimuth208.83°
First azimuth214.05°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth234.76°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
Colorlight yellow, yellow, orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length15°
RemarksLinear, quickly dissipating tail.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksRise in luminosity in last second, fragmenting into a maybe several bright smaller pieces.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksRise in luminosity in last second, fragmenting into a maybe several bright smaller pieces.