Reports Report 3478h (Event 3478-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3478-2020
Observer
NameShawn O
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI thought it was a large satellite/object burning up as it reentered the atmosphere
Location
AddressAustin, TX
Latitude30° 26' 35.68'' N (30.44°)
Longitude 97° 45' 34.9'' W (-97.76°)
Elevation273.24m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-18 02:05 CDT
UT Date & Time2020-07-18 07:05 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle92°
Moving
Facing azimuth272.38°
First azimuth261.8°
First elevation32°
Last azimuth283.5°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorGreen, Light Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThis appeared as a slow moving object that was breaking apart, and burning up as it reentered the atmosphere. It was a wide path not the usual thin and fast comet.