Reports Report 3478b (Event 3478-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3478-2020
Observer
NameDarren Q
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI'm 50 years old and have been an avid star gazer all my life. I generally observe 2 or 3 meteor showers a year and have seen a few earth-grazers and fireballs, but have never felt compelled to report anything until this. The skies were clear, so I don't have a definitive reference, but this appeared to be in the troposphere and seemed very low/near when it finished burning out.
Location
AddressLamesa, TX
Latitude32° 42' 44.12'' N (32.71°)
Longitude 102° 12' 38.88'' W (-102.21°)
Elevation921.75m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-18 02:10 CDT
UT Date & Time2020-07-18 07:10 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle102°
Moving
Facing azimuth200.47°
First azimuth190.71°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth16.11°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorLight Blue, Light Green, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length40°
RemarksBlue-green trail that fragmented into 5 individual bolides that turned red as they burned out
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksBegan breaking as it passed almost directly overhead and became 5 distinct fragments that were still very bright for several seconds, turning reddish-orange as they burnt out one by one