Reports Report 3826y (Event 3826-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3826-2019
Observer
NameTom S
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI've seen quite a few fireballs and as a former member of Bays Mountain Astronomers I think I can say this was the best one I have seen in my life and I'm 68. i wish I had been on a mountain top here when it occurred. I was surprised it occurred this early in the evening since maybe leftovers from the Persied shower which was 2 days ago had not risen above the horizon for the best potential sightings. Awesome and very exciting experience.
Location
AddressGray, TN
Latitude36° 25' 59.8'' N (36.43°)
Longitude 82° 24' 38.2'' W (-82.41°)
Elevation420m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-08-15 21:25 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-08-16 01:25 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle106°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth170°
First elevation14°
Last azimuth190°
Last elevation13°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksStarted with yellow sparks changed to green growing brighter until it made a bright green flash with a few quick sparks as it faded away
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksJust a few quick sparks that were very small.